Sometimes I think about what I’m trying to write about like what am I doing really. To share something? To leave a trail? To kill time?
What I do know is that I like tight sentences that say something and that are preferably informed by lived experience. Those are the most valuable to me although I used to be into erudition.
I learned that the formal academic angle on truth requires distance to work because it is built on a theoretical model of truth. You build an argument, test it out, etc. It’s one of the most powerful inventions of mankind. But a theoretical model without lived experience is empty. All theoretical models/hypotheses, etc. begin with questions and there is no formula for good questions. Only experience can compel good questions.
© Daniel Douglas