Write Until You Find the Answer
The primary benefit of writing is to discover something new. All else is a sideshow.
Once, the words themselves were beneficial. On tablets. On papyrus. On scrolls. On paper. Briefly, on screens.
No longer. Artificial intelligence has taken that benefit. The actual words are much less valuable.
Value lies in the discovery. The insight. The Answer.
You cannot read your way to The Answer. Reading is how you discover someone else’s insight.
You cannot talk your way to The Answer. Conversations spawn from short-term memory. Too limited.
You write your way to the answer. In silence. In isolation. In the fringes of the day.
When you find The Answer, of course, you’ll immediately discover the next question. Writing reveals what you didn’t know you didn’t know.
From there, the quest continues.