Stephen King on why he keeps writing:
“The major job is still to entertain people. Joyland really took off for me when the old guy who owns the place says, ‘Never forget, we sell fun.’ That’s what we’re supposed to do—writers, filmmakers, all of us. That’s why they let us stay in the playground.”
Read the full Parade magazine interview with Stephen King here.
"For each person there is a sentence—a series of words—which has the power to destroy them."
The problem with social media →
My article has been published by Rappler. :)
”The problem with social media is it makes us too comfortable, too lazy even, that it makes us forget. It makes us forget about the farmers and fishers, the ordinary workers and the vendors, the indigenous people and people with disabilities. It makes us forget about other sectors of society that comprise majority of the voters but whom we do not reach out to and help educate. Instead, we become too proud of our “intelligent” selves, detach ourselves from them, and blame them for the election results that did not go our way. But think, if we transferred our knowledge to them, would they have voted better?
So let us again ask ourselves, does on-ground work still matter when we have social media? And the 2013 elections answer us with a resounding “Yes!” As the hullabaloo of the 2013 elections come to a close, it has become more evident and, hopefully, it has become a lesson learned for all: social media can only do so much and the fight remains offline, in the real world, with the masses.”