The traditionally taught writing approach requires the knowledge that can only be learned from the process of research and writing. Instead of setting a firm topic, we need to start the research process and adapt as we go along.

From “How to take smart notes” by Sonke Aherns.

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder” — G.K. Chesterton

“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” — Mark Twain