I believe in people. I believe that in every one of us, there is a huge potential. Potential for goodness. Potential to bring peace. Potential to love. Potential to invent the next big thing that will change the world for better. Potential to help your neighbor. Potential to evolve ideas.
I believe in listening. Listening to what others have to say. Listening to different opinions. Listening to people who agree. Listening to new ideas. Listening to new challenges. Listening to calls for help. Listening to different languages. Listening to different religions.
I believe in talking. Talking about what you believe in. Talking about what your ideas. Talking about how you can contribute. Talking about the ones you love. Talking about the ones you don’t like. Talking about the things you enjoy. Talking about the things you dislike.
That’s why I love blogging. I love blogging because I believe in people, I believe in listening, and I believe in talking. Because it’s our differences that make us stronger. There are millions of bloggers, communicating every day, on millions of different topics, all important to them, and to a few others. That exchange is fundamental to our lives and our happiness.
I blog about food and drinks on Hungry Frenchman. I have no pretension of being a great writer. Actually, because English not my mother tongue, I’m not a good writer. My words are limited, but my ideas are infinite. I convey ideas. The idea that a great meal or dish can bring happiness. The idea that sharing a drink (and sometimes more!) with good friends is a priceless moment, that one should enjoy fully. The idea that great quality food is such a gift that we should cherish it and sustain it. The idea that food and drinks bring people together.
Every recipe I give, or restaurant review, is aimed to help the few who read me or are interested in what I write. I love hearing their comments. I love when they disagree and provide suggestions on how to make things better. I’ve learnt so much actually from the people who read my blog. I love even more when they thank me for a recipe they’ve tried at home. It usually goes like this: “thank you so much for the recipe. I’ve tried it at home, and it was a great success! My family loved it!”. Every time I receive that type of feedback, it’s overwhelming. I’ve just created a moment of happiness for some folks. That’s my contribution to the world. That’s why I love blogging.