AboutDecember 4, 2016
Why does this blog exists?
Writing is part of a self-development process that I am undertaking.
I find myself having some thoughts that I need to digest. Writing preserves those thoughts for future reference.
Many things interest me that would probably surprise people that I know. Writing lets them see a part of me that I they aren’t aware off.
There are many instances where I have fooled myself in thinking that I knew have actually learned a concept. Writing and explaining it clearly is the best way to know if I have internalize a concept inside out.
I am not satisfied with my current writing ability. I strive for clarity and brevity. The best way to learn is to do it and learn from my mistakes.
The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the “quantity” group: fifty pound of pots rated an “A”, forty pounds a “B”, and so on. Those being graded on “quality”, however, needed to produce only one pot - albeit a perfect one - to get an “A”. Well, came grading time and a curious fact emerged: the works of highest quality were all produced by the group being graded for quantity. It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work - and learning from their mistakes - the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay.