“The determination to share, to enlighten, to entertain by writing reflects what is finest in human nature. . . It takes pride and a strong sense of self to write for publication, to tell the world (or a small part thereof) that we think our ideas are important, our experiences valuable—even at the risk of being contradicted, ridiculed, or ignored. Writers make themselves vulnerable the same way good teachers do: by taking what is innermost (an insight, an affection, an encounter) and exposing it to public view, struggling to make it as precise, as poignant, as persuasive as possible. For some it is a form of martyrdom, for others, masochism, for most, it is an irrepressible necessity.”
– Anthony Prete

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