Why I’m Blogging

March 8, 2010

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Hello World!!!! Welcome to my blog!

I hold the belief that my first blog should be something special. This is probably a false concept and I will no doubt cringe at the site of this many years from now, as I do with everything that I have written in the past.

Thankfully, the reason for this is because I have slowly improved my writing quality over time and I can’t stand reading my own work prior to the improvements. With all the rote memorization in medical school, I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to write. This blog will provide me with the medium for my thoughts, beliefs and understandings that I have so desperately been needing.

I don’t have many people with whom I can discuss deeper ideas. Even my fiance gets sick of my science-based rants and intolerance of ignorance. She does her best to act interested, but I can see it in her eyes that she would prefer a less serious form of discussion. Yet she is one of the very few who I actually attempt to engage in such conversations because others don’t even try to pretend they are interested.

There is a famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt; one that has been a favorite of mine for many years. It goes like this,

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

Let me reassure you, I will certainly be discussing all three things in my subsequent blog posts. However, ideas will be the foundation of this blog. These ideas will be discussed from many viewpoints, and I hope to demonstrate that the best viewpoints are those of an unbiased, evidence-based, scientific and impartial nature.

In this way I hope to educate my readers not necessarily on topics but rather on how to think. I also hope to educate myself through the research that I do and by consciously improving my mistakes and shedding my own dispositions, as hard as it may be for me to do so.

Finally, I am using this blog as a springboard for future blogs that I may contribute to or start myself. I hope that I can attract interest from others and prove a devotion to educated writing.

I hope you enjoy what’s yet to come and learn a thing or two in the meantime.

Signing off!

Matt

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