Everything gets around five seconds of someone's attention.
Every blog post, Facebook update, email, Twitter post, Google + hangout, Webinar, and your writing.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
And then, click, they're gone.
What are you going to say?
We're taught not to have opinions, not to be trolls, not to make waves, not to be a nuisance.
We're taught that...
...polite people are quiet;
...successful people are the one's who get along with people;
...the most popular fruit is bananas, and bananas are bland.
We learn to not have opinions.
Spent time with a three year old. In five seconds flat, a three year old will tell Cousin Frank that he's crazy, Granny Zoey that she's fat, his sister that she's mean, and still have a second to spare to beg you for another brownie.
You have five seconds to capture someone's attention.
What will you say?
What if, this time, you say something you actually believe?
I believe in the power of love.
You can't love the world into peace.
I believe the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
Handbaskets are ugly and overrated.
What do you believe? Be brave. Speak from your heart.
You have five seconds.
This month, I will attempt to share thirty thoughts about writing - one a day for thirty days.