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Sunday Aug 24, 2008

Understanding is the Goal

Understanding is worth revisiting. Here is a handy way of seeing this perspective in whatever you are doing.

In art and writing, the process and the magic is in the journey. But what about the painting or the novel, or the final result of the work? This product is not the goal; the goal is understanding—and understanding is also the booby prize. Your work is the means toward understanding.

Let these concepts simmer until they percolate into your awareness.