Over time I’ve found that writing thoughts down really allows you to flesh things out and follow things through to their logical conclusion.
I suppose this blog itself is a form of catharsis and mental experimentation. It can sometimes be upsetting looking back at blog posts and realising that certain topics have been touched upon already. But, I’ve found that sometimes it requires several blog posts to examine a single opinion from several view points and really gain that deep understanding of topics.
Sometimes I feel like an interesting idea is like sitting in a room with several windows. You can look inside through each window at the same idea. And even though the idea is the same, the perspective and meaning can be totally different from each viewpoint.
My WordPress account recently auto renewed. This means that I’ve been blogging now for around two years. It’s funny looking at my WordPress feed – it seems that most people stop blogging after only a few posts.
I wonder why this is?
It seems to me that most people can’t think for themselves. They can’t create new ideas and perspectives. I find this very sad. How can these people expect to create original work if they have nothing original to say?
What’s more worrying and saddening is my idea that if you have nothing left to say, then it’s likely that you don’t stand for anything. If you don’t stand for anything then what is the reason for your existence?
To me blogging and sharing ideas isn’t just about getting more followers or likes. It’s about ideas and existence: the very things which give our lives meaning and purpose.