On importance

You question the importance and value of your writing a lot. So much so that you want to give up on your works and keep them to yourself. Head down. Mouth shut. Writing about nothing. That’s fine, if you’re worried about being important.

Two remedies to this mindset are either to provide incredible value in your writing or to stop worrying about how important” your writing is. For the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of words that Benjamin Franklin wrote, how many of them are still considered important?

So your articles don’t change the world. So they might never make an impact. So your ideas aren’t novel, and you’re not hailed as a genius for your statements. So what? Is that why you set out to create in the first place?

Of course not. Keep writing, improving your skill, and developing ideas. Not in hopes that you go down in history as a Jefferson or a Hemingway—only in hopes that one day, you look back on your work and with resolve, say, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”