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September 20, 2010

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As screenwritting guru Robert Mckee said: what happens is fact, not truth. Truth is what we think about what happens.

So truth IS opinion. Which is why it's important!

'Facts Schmacts, you can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true.'
Homer Simpson

"The collective implication of their inarticulacy"

I think his stance there is a bit of a shame. As a planner with a junior leaning I find the blogosphere really useful as a resource for the thinking going through the minds of people who have been doing it for years.

I also think it's useful to write out your thoughts as much as possible. Sure a lot of it might be rehashed or revolving around what's going on or whatever but the sheer process of committing to paper/web is a great way of learning to examine your own thinking more carefully.

Funny he mentions Russell as I came across one of his posts in which he encouraged, i think it was planners, to start writing about art and things they've been doing rather than just advertising and I think that's great advice. Writing about something you feel passionate about whether it's swimming in your case np or music in my case is a great way of learning to explain your thoughts on something more intangible than strategy.

Anyway rambling.

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