Writing 10,000 Times
Recently, a friend told me about the 10,000 times principle. I'd heard about the 10,000 hours principle, which I suppose is the same. Anyway, the idea is that you may be, say, a terrific writer. But you haven't put in enough times to make that clear to the world. The idea is also that talent may be a false construct.
I don't know. I kind of disagreed with that. I think there is some basic talent that's necessary. Though of course, it helps to put in your 10,000 times (or hours, depending on your version of the theory).
Anyway, in the end, the whole thing inspired a poem...
Explanation for Our Disagreement
I have no particular talent
for arguing with you;
I've simply done it
nine thousand, nine
hundred and ninety-nine
times. And besides,
it is so fun to make up
with a poem.
This is in celebration of One Shot Wednesday.
White Flowers photo, by L.L. Barkat.