Volume Verses Originality

I have realised in my attempt to complete the #YourTurnChallenge this week that I am quite hung up on originality, and I am sure that I am not alone in this. Once I see my opinion expressed somewhere else I hesitate to write about it. It feels pointless to articulate something I know someone else has already said. Recently, though, I am finding reason to change my mind and add my voice to the mix.

The Internet is a vast place. One person’s voice may get lost amongst the catacombs of porn and click bait. Even if that voice gets hosted on a popular news site or trends on twitter. When it comes to the kind of social change needed to stop misogyny, transphobia or racism we need to be hearing so many voices that change becomes inevitable. We need the right message to be everywhere, impossible to miss. This is what I mean by volume.

This goes for almost all issues of social change. One person saying something, regardless of how many people agree, doesn’t have the same impact as large numbers of people saying that thing. Mass consensus will cause people to look at an idea twice. If a message is popping up everywhere people who previously wouldn’t have considered it are more likely to investigate.

With that thought in mind I am going to raise my voice to join the clamour.

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2 thoughts on “Volume Verses Originality

  1. I appreciate your inability to stay silent when everyone is “clamoring” about the same subject. I actually just read another blog about his/her determination that we all have a purpose. Within that purpose: your voice, words, and story are all very important to everyone around you. I also read another blog that spoke on everyone’s story that they are living. Right now I am on a page in your life, and you’re on one of mine. Maybe I will never be on the same page as someone else who is saying the same passionate thing as you, but I will get the same message from your perspective.
    Your voice is your own. Never stop writing.

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