A 1000 points of view

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For nearly every topic, idea, argument, belief, there are a 1000 points of view.

Addressing every single one is counterproductive for several reasons. It dilutes the core message, weakening its impact and clarity. It makes your view harder to follow, and confusing to your audience. Even worse, it exhausts the readers’ attention. Going over every possible point of view rarely serves anyone, except maybe philosophers and academics.

A skilled writer is aware of unexplored arguments and subtleties within their composition. Deliberately, they limit their scope to maximize their impact. Disregarding 995 points of view, they defend one or two, and engage in discourse against three to four.

An astute reader understands that a writer’s delivery is contextual, refraining from pedantically nitpicking “flaws” in the writer’s work in favor of absorbing the essence.

After all, the utility of any literary work lies in its potential to inspire ideas, invoke action, or trigger contemplation. Such potential is heightened when the work is succinct, sharp and focused.