In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused. – Hemingway
To anyone whom I have ever given solicited or unsolicited (Sorry!) (Not Sorry!) advice, this article will sound familiar. And that is because I am a stoic through and through. I enjoyed this read. You might too.