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May 23, 2019 13:52:18

Meta-skill

by @basilesamel PATRON | 206 words | 332🔥 | 374💌

Basile Samel

Current day streak: 332🔥
Total posts: 374💌
Total words: 181956 (727 pages 📄)

We live in a skill economy where what you know and what you do define where you stand within society. Nurturing your skills is by definition how you climb the social ladder.

Writing is probably the most underrated business skill. The one skill to rule all skills, and more importantly, your life.

There is nothing you can't put in words, that's how powerful they are.

Writing is learning, education is asking the right questions.

Writing is organizing your thoughts, to give them structure, store them, and present them efficiently.

Writing is healing, it has a cathartic effect on your mind. Humans are bipolar animals, words help you cope with the conflicting emotions tiring you apart.

Writing is meditating, it clears your head to process information at a higher level of focus.

Writing is persuading. It allows you to justify your acts, to demonstrate who you are and your ideas. It builds trust.

Writing is sharing: exposing your ideas to the world and documenting your existence is proof of care and love.

Writing is growing. To look at the past to build the future.

Writing is leaving a legacy. People come and go, words remain. It's been around since 3500 BC, and it's not gonna stop.

Write today.


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    @basilesamel - Perfectly written Baz. You were in serious flow when writing this. The post called me to write a reply.

    Well written... Sharing it with family.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 23, 2019 17:29:53
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      @keni thanks man :) happy it inspired you

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 00:08:48
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    @basilesamel Congratulations on your 200th post on 200 Words a Day!

    Sid avatar Sid | May 24, 2019 00:08:50
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      @sid ho thank you! :D Didn't even notice until you mentioned it

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 00:01:19
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    @basilesamel Thanks for these observations about writing. I would suggest that the same can be said about speaking and thinking. Writing is the next step. It's the thoughtful conversion of the spoken word into a new state that affords the possibility of an afterlife for the ideas they represent.
    Thanks for writing. I'm better informed after reading the words that express what you are thinking.

    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | May 23, 2019 07:51:52
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      @mikebyrnes Thank you for reading Mike :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 23, 2019 18:42:11
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    @basilesamel Wow. Amazing. Who else could have written this except Baz himself? Good one

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 23, 2019 13:45:31
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      @seunoyebode Thank you! Glad you liked it :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 23, 2019 18:42:44
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    @basilesamel maybe you'll like this book too by the same name. I quite enjoyed it.

    Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16117168-metaskills

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 23, 2019 20:34:48
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      @jasonleow Thank you Jason! I'm adding it to my reading list 👍

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 23, 2019 18:44:29
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