Of Good Plumbing

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

The reason we don’t get talker’s block is that we’re in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our inane blather will come back to haunt us. Talk is cheap. Talk is ephemeral. Talk can be easily denied.

We talk poorly and then, eventually (or sometimes), we talk smart. We get better at talking precisely because we talk. We see what works and what doesn’t, and if we’re insightful, do more of what works. How can one get talker’s block after all this practice?

Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.

Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.

(Via Seth’s Blog: Talker’s block)

Reminds me of Finding Forrester.


8 thoughts on “Of Good Plumbing

    • In my belief, the essence of what makes us, us – does not change. Earlier, when I said drastic – I meant about a change that affects our behaviour in such a way – that people around us don’t ‘recognise’ us anymore. I don’t think I can do justice in a comment or a post, actually! 🙂


  1. talk about coincidences. i come back here to hear you out, knowing you would have said something. and i have this little book of thoughts on my table that you flip everyday. today, it says ‘change is life. without change there would be no growth, no understanding, no relating and no surprises’. this calls for another one of those long conversations. madras and bombay shouldn’t be so far away, i say!


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