There’s a connection between imagination and reality we don’t yet understand. We are only beginning to learn how to perceive the world and live mindfully in it. When we perceive something and write down what we see, the chances it becomes real are increased. We can write a world with peace.
That is why the self-centered, false-promotional material we see so heavily featured on Medium (and elsewhere — heavens — even on this day) is not beneficial and you literally bleed out your own self and life when you engage with it. It isn’t just the minutes that it says at the top of the post, it’s thereafter for an unknown amount of time.
That is why if you write something true and right, even if not a single other person sees it, it is important.