An argument is only half as good once I have written it down. This has often been my experience from writing this blog.
An argument we feel strongly about isn’t necessarily a strong argument. When you write an argument down, the feeling gives way to cold words on paper that are stripped of emotion. A written argument without its emotion has its weak logic exposed.
An argument always seems more potent in our minds than in reality. Staring at a blank page is a great antidote to this illusion.