On Thinking For Oneself

A library may be very large; but if it is in disorder, it is not so useful as one that is small but well arranged. In the same way, a man may have a great mass of knowledge, but if he has not worked it up by thinking it over for himself, it has much less value than a far smaller amount which he has thoroughly pondered. For it is only when a man looks at his knowledge from all sides, and combines the things he knows by comparing truth with truth, that he obtains a complete hold over it and gets it into his power. A man cannot turn over anything in his mind unless he knows it; he should, therefore, learn something; but it is only when he has turned it over that he can be said to know it. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer’s words articulate my original motivation for starting this blog. Daily writing allows me to process and share my thoughts which often leads to conclusions I would not have been able to reach otherwise.

Some people compliment my ideas and how I’m able to speak clearly on many subjects and it’s because most of what I talk about I’ve written before.

August 15, 2023

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