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Live first. Then tell.

Thoreau said, “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

Yesterday, during my commute home on the metro, I couldn’t help but notice how nearly everyone was engrossed in their mobile screens, diligently scanning, watching, and sharing various content with others.

This made me think the wisdom in such actions. While the sharing of thoughts, quotes, and stories from diverse sources is common, genuine knowledge is born from personal experience.

It’s not derived from books, blogs, videos, magazines, TV, or movies. It must be rooted in your own encounters with the world, your unique lens.

In essence, for better structure and clarity, it’s essential to live and accumulate personal experiences before you truly have something valuable to share with others.

What do you think?