I have dedicated this post to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15th, 1929. This man made such an impact on society that the third Monday of every January was declared a holiday in the United States to mark his birthday and commemorate his enormous contribution to the way society is today.
In honor of Reverend King, I have chosen this quote from him:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
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This has great impact for people in the writing world. When the challenge of a writing deadline or of writing a one hundred thousand word novel stares at you, the true measure of your character is whether or not you decide to write it or quit it. When a controversial writing topic is presented and you have a chance to voice your opinion on it and risk your reputation, the true measure of a writer’s character is whether or not you can proudly stand for your own beliefs or remain silent and never see if you can sway hearts.
Thank you, Reverend, for being such an inspiration to the people of this nation and others so that they may stand up and make a difference in the world.