Blind and Hearing, Or Deaf and Seeing?

Today’s daily writing prompt is 

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

This is such a basic question, yet so hard to answer.  Do I feel more fulfilled being able to reach out to hundreds of people?  Or do I feel like I gain so much from reading others’ blogs?  The truth is, both.  To me, this is like being given the choice of going blind, but being able to hear, or going deaf, but being able to see still.  Which sense would I rather lose?  Life is amazing with either, but with both combined it becomes a symphony instead of a simple orchestra, a three act play rather than a puppet show.

It could also be questioned “Would you rather read, or write?”  How interesting would it be to take this as another way.  If you were trapped on a desert island with food and water, would you rather have an endless supply of pens and paper, or an endless supply of books?

For me, I feel that I must gain more by reading others’ blogs.  There are so many opinions out there that are different than mine, or different from eachother’s that I’d much rather see those rather than feel as though my posts are more important than others.  However, this brings about another conundrum.  What if everyone chose to read rather than write their blogs anymore?  Before you know it, the blog-world is a vast emptiness of people looking to read and having nothing new to read about.

I believe there must be a precise balance of bloggers and readers, and for that reason, I truly hope there are those who realize their insights and writings are worth reading to us all, and that there are others who don’t care about what others say and only want to put their opinion out there, for without these minds and blogs, the blog-world would be a dull place indeed.

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