The Human; the Observer

All day we go through the world with two perspectives in our heads: the Human, who is deeply involved in what is going on, and the Observer, who quietly watches from the sideline.

While the Human gets its kick from affecting change in the world, the Observer satiates itself by understanding social dynamics, judging others’ morality, and recognizing beauty. The interplay between the perspectives is essential. Without the Observer, the Human doesn’t learn; without the Human, the Observer has no autonomy, no reason to live.

By writing, we use what the Observer has taught us to create believable characters with believable problems. Then we use our Human so that our characters can bring change into their world.

It’s our job to nourish both the Human and the Observer, not giving in too much to either of them, but respecting both their jobs equally.

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