Friday, September 08, 2006

Much Ado About Nothing

Current mood: exhortatory

Writing and Poetry

In his Apology, Plato quotes Socrates as saying "the unexamined life is not worth living". Perhaps it is equally true that the unlived life is not worth examining.


I posted the above comment on the myspace page of a gifted but self-absorbed young writer. He writes well, but writing well when one has nothing to say is a sad waste of time and talent. If "the self" is to be the subject of every blog, it would behoove him to first get a life and then write about it.