Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned to see the world in richer details.
I’ve bought an Ultra HD 4K HDR TV set.
While watching an innocent how-to-cook TV show, I’ve noticed something with horror. A fly was going from ingredient to ingredient. But from a distance, very small. The vast dimensions of my TV and the astronomical resolution allowed me to see the tiny insect distinctly making a banquet.
What was the initial warming feeling of somebody cooking something good while wasting time having breakfast became a whirlwind of thoughts about that shooting set. How’s the hygiene there? Will they eat that food? Is there anybody aware of that?
A more resolving lens allows us to see more details of reality, and sometimes details we were ignoring before influence our perception heavily.
The same happened when I dedicated long hours to think and write. I was able to appreciate reality through a new lens. What before was quickly put down in a reductionist way, as good or bad, became, then, richer in detail.
Writing is your 8K Mega HD TV Set. Write to have a richer picture of your world, understand it better, and live it better.
This is Essay 27 of 30 in my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days
- The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
- Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
- Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
- Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
- Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
- Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
- Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
- Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
- Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
- Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
- Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
- Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
- Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
- Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
- Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
- Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
- Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
- Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
- Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
- Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
- Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
- Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
- Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
- Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
- Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
- If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
- Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
- The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)