About this Thought Garden Blog – What makes it different from other blogs?

This blog is a thought garden.  That means it is not a collection of “finished” and polished articles designed to sell something. It’s more like a place I’m planting seeds to see how they grow.

It is a place for my deepest thoughts and ideas to be expressed and maybe to be cultivated into finished ideas. My ideas don’t bloom well in isolation.  I need to engage with other deep thinkers who care about understanding the same things I do.

This blog is about sharing steams of consciousness in writing rather than driving my family and friends crazy.  LOL

I’m letting it all hang out here. So if that bothers you, I suggest you don’t subscribe to the blog updates.  You should probably wait for the finished book, if there ever is one.  Cuz it will drive you crazy seeing how often I edit the posts here.  You might hate the typos and awkward wording and frequent digressions as one idea leads to another.  Sure I’ll clean all that up later, but ideas don’t come out of my mind fully developed and edited in their first draft or “seed” state. And I write best when I don’t stop to edit myself.  I need to just let them flow.

If you like the idea of watching a work in progress take shape, I invite you to share your thoughts on my writing by posting comments.

 I LOVE being supported and agreed with but also LOVE serious debate and challenging questions. If you call me names or insult me personally, yes, I will delete your comments.  But if you respectfully share your questions and dissenting opinions, I will listen deeply, and if I can’t clarify or defend my position to meet the challenge, well I just might change my mind or reword myself to be clearer and more concise.

Challenging the Conventional Current Popular Views

I believe challenge makes ideas better.  And so I am also respectfully challenging some very popular books and ideas. It may not be politically correct to challenge the views of popular authors, but my feeling is that if they only want to hear flattery and praise for their books, and only want people to blow smoke up their butts then, they aren’t my kind of people anyway. 

My kind of people are “learners” not “evangelists”

Evangelists act as if their way is the best or only right way and so they are more concerned about “selling” their ideas in a popularity contest.

Learners or “insight addicts” are people who seek the growth and expansion of knowledge and invite people to participate in a group learning conversation that challenges ideas as well as adds support to ideas.  Let the best ideas win!  : )

This blog has several posts that are “Streams of consciousness” that may or may not become a chapter in a book. They may also become a series of articles. My writing process starts with a free flow of my ideas, and then I go back and make them easier to read. I usually edit at least 10 times before I share my ideas on line. On this informal blog, I’m not editing before publishing.

Are you one of my people?  I look forward to hearing from you!

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