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#1 bilby

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Posted June 04 2016 - 07:29 PM

Is writing of any kind good for your personal development ?


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Posted June 05 2016 - 12:51 PM

like anything else, it depends to a large extent on what you do with it.  the desire to create is the only observable thing that distinguishes the human species from those other life forms which also posses a central nervious system with which we share this planet.  all other observable distinctions, principally the degree to which we surround ourselves with our artifacts, result from it.

 

every shaired belief, began with someone talking or writing about it.  charismatic personalities, or small groups of concerned and responsible individuals trying to convince the generality of their peers not to screw everything up for each other.

 

even the priorities people don't think about often come from between the lines of the stories they are entertained by.

the phrase "personal development" is one of those "dialectic" ones, that everyone is expected to start responding to like pavlov's dog and his little bell.

 

the only "personal development" is the increased accumulation, over time, of reference data, and incrimental improvement of personal intellectual tools with which to analyze and draw meaning from it.


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#3 Terrapin2190

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Posted June 05 2016 - 04:47 PM

I believe so. If you're speaking of creative or personal writing of course.

 

I guess writing applicably could too in a sense. Say if you're writing a term paper or any sort of educational work. Developing one's mental skills.


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Posted June 05 2016 - 08:43 PM

Is writing of any kind good for your personal development ?

 

Experiment and find out for yourself. 


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#5 Mr.Writer

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Posted June 05 2016 - 11:48 PM

Probably not writing of ANY kind, but I'd say that virtually all forms of writing practiced are unequivocably good for personal development; exercises the brain, is creative, detail oriented, and is a good life skill.


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Posted June 06 2016 - 05:30 AM

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#7 Moonglow181

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Posted June 06 2016 - 09:06 AM

They do say that the pen is mightier than the sword.



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Posted June 06 2016 - 11:49 AM

Yes,

 

I experimented with writing while in College, mainly after getting into the Tao Te Ching, Alan Watts, etc. I have a lot of that type of stuff laying around that I wrote, re-wrote, and rewrote again. I've never been totally pleased with the results as I always had something to add or I'd find a flaw in it somewhere.

But I used to use it to collect and analyze my thoughts.

 

Then I got into offset printing and discovered word processing (way back when) and desktop publishing. That was great as I got to write a bunch of stuff and also edit others material before I printed it...my spelling really improved as that was always a weakness of mine. I was usually the first to sit down in the spelling bees in grade school as I rebelled against the logic of  spelling...I mean K-nee? Before spell checkers I had a little pocket speller and another little grammar checker I kept in my desk.

 

Now I post stuff here as it keeps my mind active, I like to do research and then try and present what I find in a coherent manner.

Sometimes it works.


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#9 themnax

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Posted July 29 2016 - 12:54 AM

it might be painful if you have arthritis, but otherwise it seems mostly harmless. 

unless you write to tell people to hate and get it published. 

or do so on the net.  that would be harmful.


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#10 Yggdrazil

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Posted October 08 2016 - 01:07 AM

Writing/reading is extremely therapeutic for me. Like a breath of fresh air.




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