Why Write ?

Terrific quote from Daniel Boorstin, who wrote 2 tomes that I really enjoyed — The Discoverers, and The Creators — 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.




Students Discover Economics in Its Natural State
NYT, September 29, 2005

Category: Books, Weblogs

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Category: Economy

Tax Cuts Stimulate the Economy

Category: Economy, Politics

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Category: Financial Press

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Category: Politics, Science, Technology, Web/Tech

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Category: Finance

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Category: Music