By William Shakespeare
"To be or not to be"Edit
Shakespeare was able to take a typical feeling that can be categorized as teenage angst, and make it artistically relevant. People have always pondered on the meaning of life, but have always pretended to have an answer. We see this through religion and philosophy. These disciplines can be very helpful for many people, but nobody can ever know 100% for sure. Shakespeare takes this dark existential angst and conveys it beautifully through poetic language where philosophers could only use logic.
The Power of LanguageEdit
The most powerful thing about language is that mostly everybody is capable of learning and using it. We can create art as beautiful as "The Odyssey" or as putrid as "Timber" with Kedollarha and Pitbull. We can rally eachother to understand and love eachother such as John F Kennedy did when he said we should ask what we can do for our country, or we can write fun little red books like Mao Ze Dong (and kill people when it doesn't make the best seller list). Language fluency is something that everybody has an equal chance to become proficient in as most people begin to read and write at the same age. Writing ones feelings can be cathartic (and pathetic, i.e. John's tumblr circa 9th grade). Reading somebody else's feelings when they're written poetically or explained very specifically can enlighten us and give us a love of life, or a new understanding for other people.
The Power of Language is the power of communicating our sense of essence with eachother. And you don't have to write for other people to read, keep a journal, write a blog, or even a to-do list. Writing and reading are important things. Nobody should feel intimidated about writing, even if they're worried about how stupid they probably are. And to prove that point, Team Bread points to it's unanimously decided favorite comedian: Bo Burnham, from his book EGGHEAD.
Read this to yourself. Read it silently.
Don't move your lips. Don't make a sound.
Listen to yourself. Listen without hearing anything.
What a wonderfully weird thing, huh?
NOW MAKE THIS PART LOUD! SCREAM IT IN YOUR MIND!
DROWN EVERYTHING OUT!
Now... hear a whisper. A tiny whisper.
Now read this next line with your best crotchety old-man voice:
"Hello there, sonny. Does your town have a post office?"
Awesome! Who was that? Whose voice was that? It sure wasn't yours!
How do you do that? How?!?!?!
Must be magic.
Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
Nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh