I mentioned David Perell’s “Write of Passage” course a few days ago, and even if the course doesn’t interest you he’s a great guy to follow.
A few days ago, David tweeted this:
If you’re unable to read the embedded tweet, it says:
Writing is humbling because you realize that you don’t understand things you thought you were an expert on
I’ve found this to be true as well. Some of the topics I’ve written about on this blog are things that I thought I knew quite well, but as I started writing I realized I had more work to do.
It’s like I mentioned a few months ago, where I said that “I often intentionally present topics that I myself am unfamiliar with but curious about — which forces me to think through them, learn more, and put together a presentation“. I know that the act of writing will force me to think through things more deeply, and that’s a good thing.
And sometimes, like David said, it’ll make me realize that I’m not as sharp on some subjects as I thought I was.