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May 22, 2019 07:55:34

People have the power

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 456 words | 319🔥 | 319💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 319🔥
Total posts: 319💌
Total words: 106069 (424 pages 📄)

It was so great to read @basilsamel 's summary of the first 6 months of 200WAD. In six months, the number of posts and the number of words are truly amazing, but what is even more amazing to me is the community

People are writing on 200WAD for all sorts of reasons. Each reason is important to each person, but as a collective the important thing is people are writing.

Thoughts are real. When those thoughts are captured in words. That's power. And when those words are shared with other people? Even more power. And when those people come together and interact and expand each other's ideas and create new ideas--whoa. Massive power. The power to change minds. The power to change emotions. The power to change our lives and make us better human beings.

People have the power.

No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind. --Napoleon Hill

@basilesamel your work does have an impact. You gave us the tool. It's up to us to make the most of it. One word at a time. 200 words (or more) at a time. Each day and every day for those of us committed to #Teamstreak.

I was dreaming in my dreaming
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule
The people have the power
The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the world from fools
It's decreed the people rule
I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth's revolution
We have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power

People Have the Power by Patti Smith

My favorite version of this song is the live version performed by U2 and the Eagles of Death Metal in Paris shortly after the terrorist attack in 2015.

What's the point of writing here, keeping your streak alive? Sometimes writing a seemingly inconsequential post of nothing just to post. Rushing to type before that midnight deadline. They can't all be hits. That's ok. Keep going.

The act of writing has the power to change you. And it has the power to change all of us in the community.

People have the power. 

We have the power.


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    @brandonwilson Together is better. - Simon Sinek Oh so true here on 200WaD!

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 22, 2019 18:56:25
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    @brandonwilson You are correct. People connecting with people makes magic and something new. In 1992 the internet was text only (like 200wad) and people connected with each other in the same way we are doing right now. I loved it then as I do now. I'm really glad I found 200wad.

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 22, 2019 12:31:10
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      @mikebyrnes We are thrilled to have you here, sir.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 22, 2019 11:54:46
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    @brandonwilson - Oh yes. It is awesome to discover this power can expressed through something like writing. I don't remember my reason for starting to write here. But I would have never understood the power you speak of - if I hadn't personally experienced everything you wrote in this post.
    Writing well and communicating is power. Changing minds and changing self is phenomenal. But like you said, the community is the biggest catalyst to it all.

    Well written Brandon.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 11:19:12
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      @keni So glad to be part of this community with you.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 22, 2019 15:43:25
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    @brandonwilson thank you for the great post 🙌 Grateful ❤️

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 17:15:39
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