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Old 11-16-2017, 02:49 AM View Post #11 (Link)
SirGawain (Offline)
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Of the two, which do I prefer?

I already know who I am, what I believe, what my opinions are; to put it another way, I know what I know. Writing doesn't do much to expand my worldview or challenge my beliefs. Writing is the means by which one can share a bit of their consciousness with someone else, but the writer does not gain much from this. And if I have little of value to share, why should I write?

Reading, unlike writing, offers new perspectives. Reading is the means by which one can receive small glimpses into the writer's soul. It lets us explore the world of someone else's imagination. It can challenge our beliefs, which can make us reconsider them, or believe them all the more confidently.

So I read more than I write, because who cares what I have to say?
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