Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blind Spot




    People say that you should never embark on discussions about religion, politics or sports, because is a dead end; and I agree.

    We all have our blind spot, a tendency to ignore something, especially because it is difficult or unpleasant. Areas where we fail to exercise good judgment.

    It's a common human characteristic, I would say. The problem is that this very common characteristic, blinds our judgment and kills our common sense.

    My work is related to politics, and for me is a challenge to explain people that, this person or that candidate, that hero of theirs, has as many flaws as their adversary. People have a tendency to find excuses for their behaviour, and that makes my work even harder.

    In politics is hard to remain objective, and is a goal that my works asks me to achieve, to make judgements only based on facts, not beliefs.

    But hey, I am a human after all and I have a blind spot as well!

    On the bright side, as an aspiring writer, dealing with this, and be aware of it; helps me to create and understand my characters better, I can make them more human, and less perfect... more real. 

    2 comments:

    1. True. In fiction, it quite often is the things characters don't see in themselves that create the most interesting conflicts.

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