You are forgetting that to achieve mastery in any field one must walk the path that everyone has walked before reaching uncharted territory.

Quite right. I remember in my freshman year at university, I took a creative writing course, which I was looking forward to because from various experience in high school, I fancied myself a good writer who might want to write fiction someday.

Suffice to say that I was pilloried by the professor for my style and structure. My ideas were fine, said he, but …… I really needed to figure out how to properly express them. My questions about famous writers who “broke all the rules” were put down with a simple “after you learn how to do it right, THEN you can take some liberties.”

He was white american, same as me.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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