On writing and sharing

I found this prologue from a recent newsletter by Justin Murphy inspiring:

If you can figure out the truth, you should share it. You might help someone.

But you’re unlikely to figure out the truth because you want to help people.

You’re unlikely to figure out the truth because you want to “join a conversation.”

You’re unlikely to figure out the truth because you want to build an audience.

You’re only going to figure out truths if you’re passionate about knowing the truth, if you find exhilarating the work of trying to figure out the truth.

Mustering the discipline to write on a regular basis is a battle against yourself, against your own feeling that it doesn’t matter.

“Writing is a Single-Player Game”, from “Other Life”

There’s a very real kind of procrastination hinted at here, one that I can unfortunately relate to.

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