How many times do we hear the phrase, “Words cannot express” or, “If only I had the words…”?
The complexity of the human situation challenges the fact that the purpose of words is to express this complexity. Every time we say the above phrase, we are not giving testimony to our depth, but to our frustration in not being able to utilize the language for its very purpose.
The obligation of writers is to utilize every linguistic mechanism available in service to the expression of the human condition. Expression may be all that is due from us; others have the responsibility to use our work in their own arenas of endeavor. Writers, therefore, have the opportunity to better the human condition in ways they may never imagine.
One never knows who will read your writing or how it will impact the reader. Write to the best of your ability, and revise, revise, revise. If you want to call yourself a writer, know that what you write is important, not by virtue of the fact that you wrote it but because it meant so much to you that you felt compelled to share it with people you will never meet.