Adam Borowski

Writing is good for the soul

Develop a habit of writing down ideas. It’s good for the soul. Having a habit of writing down our fleeting ideas can positively impact our lives. Send yourself an e-mail, whatever works for you. It doesn’t need to be an exact thought, it can  be anything, like a bunch of words. When I write my novel, that’s exactly what I do. I write down random ideas. Editing comes later. If you’re in distress, writing down your thoughts helps as well. Your mind gets clarity it desperately needs. Instead of focusing on terrible events in your life, let your mind float. Let inspiration strike you.

Stream-of-consciousness writing is a great way to take your mind off things.

How many people around the world have these epiphanies, only to write them down, and then have no idea what to do with them? Ideas get wasted. Imagine a platform for exchanging ideas, as they happen, aimed at innovators, creators, writers, people who love coming up with new ideas as they observe the world around them. Instantaneous communication between individuals, sharing their ideas, putting the puzzle together, potentially changing the world in the process. Sure, we have social media, or start-ups, but I’m talking about something even faster.

No red tape, no bureaucratic jargon. How many people in the developing world are unable to share their ideas with others, because there is no platform serving that specific purpose? A Palestinian in Gaza writes down a brilliant idea and uploads it to the platform, but there is a crucial piece missing; someone in Africa sees the Gazan’s idea, and expands on it; finally, there’s a girl in India who completes the thought process ― and a world-changing idea is born. What happens later, that’s tricky, but I’ve never said it was going to be easy.

Try writing articles, too. It won’t be easy and you might get rejected once in a while. That’s fine. Learn from your experience and move on.

I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors. Who knows, maybe you’re going to come up with a world-changing idea? We sure need them right now.

About the Author
Adam Borowski is a technical Polish-English translator with a background in international relations and a keen interest in understanding how regime propaganda brainwashes people so effectively. He's working on a novel the plot of which is set across multiple realities. In the novel, he explores the themes of God, identity, regimes, parallel universes, genocide and brainwashing. His Kyiv Post articles covering a wide range of issues can be found at
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