Sage Advice

Sage Advice

Now let me tell you what you should do. If something has made you upset, you should pick up a pen and run it through your left eye… Sorry. That was a feeble attempt at a joke. Forgive that. What you should do when you are upset is that you should pick up a pen and write.

“Write what?” you may ask. Anything! Write whatever comes to your mind when you place pen to paper or finger to keyboard, or palm full of saliva to your washed and pressed white shirt as did my baby cousin when I made the mistake of carrying him as he sucked his thumb… Sorry. That was a feeble attempt at a joke. Forgive that. What you should write whenever you feel like it, is whatever at that moment comes into your mind.

It is therapeutic really; writing your thoughts down. And you may write as if to yourself. Sound so strange? You already talk to yourself in your head and you know those things you turn over in your mind, so what difference does it make if you write them down then? But hey, you shouldn’t write down the password to your mailbox which you keep forgetting because you’ve enabled cookies and automatic login, and as such cannot access the mail of details from a certain employment agency you’ve been waiting months on end for their reply, after a successful last stage interview because you mistakenly did a cache and cookie wipe.

Or your darkest family secrets, just in case a shadowy figure comes to where you had already crossed a door with broken tape which you had afterwards replaced… Sorry. That was a feeble attempt at a joke. Forgive that. What you should write whenever you choose to write is what you’ll not be ashamed that you wrote when soberness comes, or your bemused feeling wears off, if ever some person accidentally stumbles upon it.

I have actually given all the advice I have in mind for now, but I have not passed the lower word count limit. The words of this article are not enough. Okay, here’s what we’ll do: This is what we’ll do to reach the required number of four hundred words. I think I’m setting about this the right way? Yes. Now I can safely say that we have reached the correct number in five… four… three… Zero… Yeah.



12 thoughts on “Sage Advice” by anak adrian (@anakadrian)

    1. What’s up doc?

      1. I am good bro.

  1. you really gave the advice from your experiences *winks* thumbs up!

    1. lol @Shovey , thanks for stopping by

  2. Nooooooo do not make me write while am angry… not a pretty scene.
    Anyway 24/7 I’m always sane.

    1. Taa @ufuomaotebele , see you. When you’re angry that’s the best time to write… When the venom is hot and the comments are biting and when you don’t give a damn about what the world has to say to your caustic remarks, and where you don’t see just yet the huge amount of PR and frequent apology making you are going to face whenever you are called out on your utterances.

  3. Funnily interesting….

    1. The only way I know how, lol

  4. @anakadrian. Lol………really funny piece. Writing is really therapeutic for me I write everything that comes (mostly when I’m high and rarely when I’m low) I do the editing later and decide what to hide and what to let others read.

    1. Chaii. Good writing really depends on mood. God’s mercy on those of us with mood swings.

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