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Manifestos and Proclamations! A Creative Challenge

So I was looking through the prompt that I have saved on my laptop and I found this one:

So that's what I'm going to do now but a bit differently because I have the courage to say what I wish to say but often lacking in courage to DO the things I wish.


For as long as I can remember, I've had the tendency to overthink things: "Who decided that A should come before B in the alphabet? What is like a committee? How does one found that committee? What's my best exit out of this room if robot aliens come in searching for me? Would they be robots build by aliens or robots that live on alien planets like Cybertron? Do they have arguments about A Grand Mechanic who built them in his image or not? What does a color that I can't even imagine look like? If everyone is weird, doesn't that mean that everyone's normal or at least average?" And so on.

Because of this, if there's something that I want to do, I have to jump into it because 1 thought or doubt about it leads to super navel-gazing and a possible panic attack. (Which has happened. A lot). The

Jump philosophy isn't failsafe, however, which leads to me being distracted easily in my attempts.

I want to be a published writer, I want to be more independent, I want to feel like I'm behind in life compared to other people my age, I want to not talk a good game and just waste time goofing around. I know that some of these issues are false pretenses and not to compare myself with other but hey, if emotions were logical, they'd be called facts, right?


So if I had the courage, I wouldn't let my overthinking or underthinking get in my way. I wouldn't let my laziness stop me. If I had the courage, I would do the things I want to do.

Oddly enough, the act of writing this and navel-gazing just enough is giving that courage so I'm passing this prompt onto you all.


What do you want to say or do? (Helpful suggestion: it's better to write this while listening to music that gets you hyped. Here's one of mine:Crucial Star's Headpill/Become A Man

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