#76: Don’t write it down
How can I make X a part of myself?
What is writing? An extension of the brain’s capacity to store information. Writing something down is a way of keeping a catalog of my ideas and thinking. Yet, there are instances of this extension not being beneficial. For example, writing down my principles, although a great activity for other purposes, is useless towards ensuring I will act accordingly in a specific situation. When the situation arises, I react promptly, and contextually, without taking out five minutes to go read my principles. For my principles to work, they need to be wired into my brain.
When I’m writing something down, I can feel how I am trying to not lose it. I feel like I don’t really “own” it yet, it’s not weaved into the fabric of how I think and view the world. So I ask myself: