Furthermore, on dry land, writing is a snare with which to trap moments of genius that otherwise would dissipate into the polluted sky. Seen something that pisses you off or inspires you? Write about it and tell the best damn story you can. Tuck the essay away and show it to your kids, or your cat and hamster (but not at the same time). Who cares what Dr. Professor Honorable Balloon Hands thinks of your little darlings. Your thoughts are yours. When you learn how to control them, and help others control theirs, you go from Consultant the Gray to Consultant the White. Once you master this invisible language, people will listen, you will matter, and the One Ring will grant you unlimited power.
We all have a voice down there, somewhere, waiting to escape. Don't be like Fidel Castro or other megalomaniacs. We all want to be heard. So empower! Show off the Self. Find the substance that makes you, you. Share it. Donate it. Begin the quest in the writing center.