MR Writers Club: What About the World Makes you Excited to Live in It?

Have you heard of the Man Repeller Writers Club? Every month we pose a story idea, you write about it and then send it to us ( with the subject line “MR Writers Club.” We go through all submissions and then post the winner on the first Saturday of every month. Ready? Let’s go.

People say we’re living in The Information Age or The Digital Age or The New Media Age, which makes the internet seem more like a magical sparkly robot and less like a vehicle to deliver all the world’s pain and suffering to our warm beds every morning. But doesn’t it so often feel like the latter? Like maybe the more we read, the heavier our hearts?

How do we navigate the world when so much seems to be going wrong without fear and sadness like cement in our limbs? How can we possibly keep our collective chin up when we lose our faith in humanity as often as I lose my keys (which is so so so often)?

This year has felt especially brutal. If news spreading like wildfire is precisely what it takes to spark change I’m certainly not complaining, but we’ll all burn out if we don’t occasionally step out of the heat. Sometimes we have to remember what makes our hearts burst to remember why we fight against what makes them sink.

This month, let’s find the good. What about the world makes you excited to live in it? Tell us about it in 500 words or less and send it to by 12 PM EST on August 30th.

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