Voice Is The Deepest Possible Reflection Of Who You Are

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“Your writer voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul,” said Meg Rosoff, an American writer. In the quote, voice is defined as perceived as both a symptom and gateway to the unconscious insofar as an attentive ear may detect in its disturbances key clues to uncovering the traces of secret traumas buried below the surface of consciousness (Barthes, 1977, p. 182). While writing in a journal two times a day, I thought my “voice” would easily be pronounced in a journal; I could not have been more wrong in my entire life. In life, I have learned the basics like everyone else; random facts to answer game show’s trivia questions, how to change a tire, how to walk, and how to be successful. In Eudaimonism and in my own standards, I have failed the goal of life. For the beginning of the project I tried to practice the guidelines I wrote; I wrote about my everyday problems from drama to dilemmas to resolving conflicts. I was successful for about a week or two, and then my drive just disappeared. My motivation to write in my journal was gone so fast that I thought it was never there in the first place. To write in my journal once a day was draining, and I hated to write in it. I did not achieve any of my virtues; I did not get any alone time with myself, I did not spend the first ten minutes
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