The reason I haven’t written anything in the past three years is because along the way I discovered that most of the time no one has anything to say that hasn’t already been said. Not too long after, I discovered something else. That that’s not why people talk or listen.
I’m not particularly extraverted. I don’t talk much. That’s almost entirely because I don’t have anything to say that is worth the effort to speak and assert a message amidst the noise. I thought, if I didn’t say what I have to say, would the world suffer?
The answer was usually no. So I don’t talk much. Nothing really wrong with that. It is true that most of the time what most people say isn’t something necessary. You can go on life without it and wouldn’t be lacking any wisdom. I thought, if they really wanted to know the answer to something, they wouldn’t ask it on a whim spontaneously. They would research it. If they really wanted to know what I think, they’d have a discussion with me where they give me the space to say what I had to say. Perfectly logical. I was always confused as to why, if someone wants to know something, they don’t just google it or find the right person and have a discussion with them.
That’s not exactly why people talk, in the day-to-day sense. Sorry to leave you, my dear reader, on a cliff-hanger, but I don’t have a logical answer to that logical question that is logically consistent with your intellectual mind’s observations of the social world and how it operates.
But my point was that that’s why I stopped writing in this blog.
Someone recommended I start writing again. My first thought was “I have nothing to say to the world that isn’t already said. I have nothing to teach them. If they needed something, they can find it elsewhere. What value am I gonna provide to anyone? Who would read something I write that is basically a retelling of lessons found elsewhere?”
I don’t have answers to those questions. But I’m gonna write anyway. As I discovered that people don’t talk out of necessity I’ve decided to adopt the same into my personality. Things don’t have to be exclusively so serious, y’know.
So I’m writing. This blog is not my repository of serious writing. That is my private Evernote account. That contains my serious personal thinking and processing. This blog is for funsies. Nothing serious. No expectations. Gonna start it, whatever comes out of it will come out.
So, my dear reader. Maybe one day each post you read here promises to deliver something, some value. But for now… this is it.