thinking about noticing and writing

In such a culture, time spent exploring the question is only justified to the extent that it clearly leads towards a solution to the problem. To spend time dwelling on the question to see if it may lead to a deeper question seems inefficient, self-indulgent or perverse.

– Guy Claxton, Hare Brain Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less. London: Fourth Estate, p.5

The process of noticing and writing takes time. It is not something we can just do (like anything that is difficult). Be patient. Be rigorous. Practice.

And this:

Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

– Gustave Flaubert

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