The Soul of Wisdom

Lots of bad, incorrect advice is “obvious.” All else equal, simpler things tend to be more convincing. Much of the best, correct wisdom is non-obvious and sometimes complicated, because the world doesn’t always boil down neatly.

The best and wisest teachers can take the correct, non-obvious wisdom and condense it down to where it’s easier to swallow than the bad advice. That’s the real goal.

I want to start making that my real focus. My aim is to write less but say more. My writing is usually stream-of-consciousness; I write until I’m done and then hit “publish.” I’m going to work on editing more.

I don’t know what the perfect equilibrium will be, or if there is one. But I know I’m probably too verbose now; time to trim the fat a little.

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