“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.” — Ernest Hemingway
The Writer has always been curios.
This is the one question that has always defined him as a person. The Writer has always wanted to know why things were the way that they were, why someone worked (or it didn’t) and why certain things happened and not their opposite.
The same principle seemed to apply to people. It was more important to know why they did what they did, rather than try to understand how or when or with whom.
People were one way or another because of their why.
And without people, there would be no stories. Without whys there would be no words.
It was funny nonetheless: the way most people never bothered to figure out their why. What it was that moved them, that angered them, that made them cry or laugh or want to kiss another. They just never asked, never wanted to understand.
But isn’t this what life is all about? In order for one to live, he must first understand.
Maybe it’s the same for writing…