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Writing shouldn't necessarily give ready answers. Writing to map out a problem space, to pose important questions could be as impactful. Such writing invites other people to collaborate, so collectively you could come up with greater ideas than you could alone.

Also, writing to pose questions could be much quicker than doing the full research required to find the answers.

To write to pose questions is also to admit your own ignorance and thus Share vulnerability.

This Efficient writing practice is reciprocal to the rule 8 of Analytical reading: find which questions the author has posed and not answered in their book.


References We live in a world governed by narratives that equate our worth to knowing, having answers and being confident. However, the knowledge and skills that brought us past success are now becoming irrelevant at a mind-bending pace.