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A Year of Living Thoughtfully 05/26/24

Day #250

The fool talks, the wise man writes.

First of all, there is no such thing as a truly wise man. It is also the case that we are all a fool in some way. Given that, it is easy to go through life spouting one opinion after another. It’s impossible to remember everything we have said throughout the day, let alone throughout a lifetime. Writing, when it is done wisely, provides the opportunity to think more clearly and precisely. We learn from a recording of our thoughts and the recorded thoughts of others. There is also the benefit of revision over time as new knowledge is discovered and comprehended. Writing is itself a form of learning, unlike the idle chatter of the foolish.

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