Influence(r) is one of the most used words today. It is how some people make their money. The label, whether applied on by self or culture, can be misleading. On the one hand I get it; it’s the means we describe something. But there are some things about the influence(r) language that bug me. To start with, this kind of label or language, undermines the other meanings. We need a reset–to going back to appreciating my and your influence.
Whether I publish or not I can never imagine not writing. I write as a way of thinking. I also do it to start conversations and, in some small way make a difference. I hope my words inspire someone to action. Maybe even make their and our world even greater. I’ve missed writing for me in the recent and short while.
I’ve been trying to say less. To be more measured in with my words because we’re in a time when we should be even more careful about what we say and share. While there are more articulate and learned people who’ve shared their opinions and expertise, I need to say something. And this is to do with the spread of COVID, particularly in South Africa.