DailyBlog: Would The World Be Different If I Was Never Born

*** The first three books in my six-part dystopian series have officially made their way out into the world! Check them out!
For the sake of blogging, self-exploration, and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list

Today’s Question: How would the world be different if you were never born?

Honestly, I don’t appreciate this question. The reality is that unless you’re a highly globally influential person, the world itself wouldn’t be different whether you existed or not. Now, if they said “How would your loved ones lives be different if you were never born?” Well, that would provoke a lot more thought.

But let’s stick with the question as-is. How would the world be different if I wasn’t born? Well, it wouldn’t. The sun would still rise in the east and set in the west. We’d still have a sociopathic, rapist, bigoted imbecile for a President. Game of Thrones Battle of Winterfell would have still aired last Sunday night.

However, if I was never born, my books would not exist. Anyone that’s read and enjoyed them would not have done so. I’m not exactly a New York Times bestseller so we’re not talking millions of people here, but we are talking about hundreds, (If I had to add up all of my book sales, maybe 5 thousand over the last three years?  I’m honestly not sure. But, that’s kind of cool to know that I’ve created a “universe” that has been experienced by hundreds/thousands of people. I know that books I’ve read have shaped a lot of questions I have asked and thoughts and opinions that I’ve developed, so maybe a handful of people that have read my book have been encouraged to ask questions that they might not have otherwise asked, or developed opinions or viewpoints that they might not have, otherwise. Who knows? I’m certainly no famous author, but there are a lot of themes and underlying lessons that I’ve always hoped that my books could accomplish for those who have read them. The world would not be different without my existence, but I hope that my books have made, and will continue to make, the tiniest impact on some people’s lives.

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