The best writers.
The best writers (in my opinion) are the ones that are funny most of the time, and then brilliant when they’re serious. Writers who try to be serious all the time tend to get on my nerves, because when they REALLY want to say something meaningful, it just slides by you like a bubble in the gutter. A funny writer - someone you go to primarily for mirth, interest or ramblings - has the ability to shape how you think far more than a writer who is constantly struggling to be profound.
With that in mind, I waded into Deadspin.com to read something by one of my favourite writers, Drew Magary. I love his columns (the Funbag regularly has me laughing out loud, which is something that occurs far less in real life than it’s highly prevalent acronym would have you believe), and recently finished his novel ‘The Postmortal’ (which is awesome).
Finding something under the ‘Balls Deep’ column, I settled in for a relaxing giggle: instead, I found myself deeply moved by an honest and profound look at how no matter what personal difficulties you are facing, the world around you doesn’t care - and this is a good thing. It’s important to put your own life in perspective, and not get bogged down in comparisons.
Anyway, I recommend you all read it: it’s damn good. Click here to read.