5 minutes on the topic: Write.
I have caught myself lately starting to write about something that doesn't need to be written. It's usually a hot-button topic that will most definitely stir up controversy. I have wondered, is that worth it? Is that the point of writing?
My conclusion is that for me, it's not.
I don't want to be on a soap box all the time trying to tell the rest of the world how they are wrong and I am right.
We are all different with different opinions, desires and ways of life.
That is A-OK.
There are aspects of my life that naturally come up that may be seen as "hot-topic." I will write about those because it's my life and I have personal investment in it. Such as down syndrome. Step-parenting. Alcohol. Parenting. Marriage. Sex. Writing.
Hmmm that list looks a little scary as I read through it. Hot button central! It's a short list that I have strong opinions about. They will look different for other people. The way I choose to parent my kids is different from my friends. Alcohol consumption is a personal choice that I have made that some family and friends would never even consider. And down syndrome, which relates to being a step-parent, well, let's just say I make mistakes and I share them with the people around me.
That was 5 minutes of un-edited writing scary bliss. I have re-read it a bunch of times and want to change some things but that would be against the rules....