1. Thoughts translated into words never pass intact. Words are merely a one dimensional description of multidimensional thoughts and for that one should not look at them as pure intention but instead vague pointers to a nonverbal truth, or vessels that have some truth. Sometimes they are coarse inaccurate pointers and at other times accurate. Sometimes they are targeted to a certain audience or time and will easily be misinterpreted. Other times they are general and easy to comprehend. Text is always an attempt at sharpshooting knowing beforehand the score will not be perfect.
  2. What was said in the past belongs in the past. It represents its author’s opinion only at the moment of writing and there is no necessary congruence between it and the updated opinions of that author. Not agreeing with a text does not mean disagreeing with its author.
  3. The value of a text is not measured by the level of agreement a certain reader might feel, but instead it is related to the extent in which the words took that reader to a newfound place in their mind, a place unvisited. If the text did that it has value and if it did not — it does not. A piece of paper cannot win an argument.
  4. All rules apply to this text.

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