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I firmly believe that everyone should write, whether that be for personal purposes, or to share some idea with the world.

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1/ Everyone has great ideas, but most people don't even know they have those ideas. They are in your head, and do not emerge until you start writing. If you want to access new ideas, start writing and you will realize how much you have been storing in your mind.
2/ Writing provides you with a great source of clarity of thought. As you write, you will realize what ideas you have been thinking about that don't make sense, which ones are really good, and which ones merit further research. Your ideas become tangible -- they are on paper.
3/ When you write, you are solely focused on what is in front of you. The paper is at the center of your attention, and your mind is thinking "how do I make this look good on paper". If you only think about ideas, you will get distracted easily, and lose out on some ideas too.
4/ Writing something down is a critical part of evaluating if something is good. We have a lot of ridiculous ideas in our mind, but we will never realize that until we write it down. Conversely, we have a lot of great ideas, but we never realize them until we write them down.
5/ Let's say I were to ask you "What inspires you to keep working hard in the face of adversity?" Most people, if asked verbally, would have a few ideas, but they would likely be inarticulate, concise, and not fully formed.
6/ If you were to write down a response, you could filter through all of your thoughts and create a more complete answer to the question. You can synthesize ideas, figure out what works, and analyze the question in-depth.
7/ When I am considering a new idea, I almost always write down all of my thoughts. Doing so allows me to further analyze the idea, store my scattered thoughts, and figure out the biases and flaws which affect the idea. Most of this is difficult to do in my mind.
8/ What should I write? There is no right answer to that question. Write whatever you want. A personal manifesto of your core values. A blog post about something you enjoy. A personal story about your past. Whatever you want. Writing is a personal task.
9/ On the other hand, writing can also be a public task. You can write down your ideas and then share them with the world. And the best part: anyone can read those ideas at any time. In 10 years, someone could be reading that one blog post you wrote -- it could change their life.
10/ Writing is an effective personal moat. Over time, writing allows you to showcase your thoughts to the public, and deepen your communication, and critical and analytical thinking skills. As you write more, people will start to take more notice; writing compounds.
11/ I have found that writing also leads to a lot of great relationships. I have met people solely because they reached out after they read an essay that I wrote. They wanted to chat more about the essay, riff on ideas, and just get to know me. Writing is a powerful connector.
12/ People often ask me where I get inspiration. Most of my ideas come to me at random. I may have a conversation w/ someone and love a point they made. I may read an article and think that I have a lot more to add to their ideas. Inspiration just comes naturally; don't force it.
13/ Most people who want to write that don't end up doing so is because they don't know what to write. The best things you can do is read and listen to others as much as possible, and take some time to reflect on your life. Inspiration is everywhere, you just need to find it.
14/ I really wish people wrote more. Imagine if Jeff Bezos wrote more. Imagine the knowledge we could access. Writing allows you to share your thoughts with the world, and you never know what impact they will have.

In short, write as much as possible.
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