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Why Write ?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 30, 2005 @ 9:50 am In Books,Weblogs | Comments Disabled

Terrific quote from Daniel Boorstin, who wrote 2 tomes that I really enjoyed — The Discoverers [1], and The Creators [2] — over his years as Chief Librarian at the Library of Congress.

Here’s the quote:

“Daniel Boorstin, the former librarian of Congress, used to rise at 5 each morning and write for two hours before going into the office.

“I write to discover what I think,”
he explained. “After all, the bars aren’t open that early.”

Mr. Boorstin’s morning sessions were even more valuable than he
realized. Writing not only clarifies what you already know; it is also an
astonishingly effective way to learn something new.”

Its so very true. When people ask me why I blog, the answer is that it helps me organize my thoughts, memorialize them, work them out.

In short, to discover what I think.

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Source:

Students Discover Economics in Its Natural State [3]
ROBERT H. FRANK
NYT, September 29, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/business/29scene.html


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[1] The Discoverers: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0394726251/thebigpictu09-20

[2] The Creators: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679743758/thebigpictu09-20

[3] Students Discover Economics in Its Natural State: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/business/29scene.html?ex=1285646400&en=331feb91619eb770&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

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