A thought on why discussing an idea makes it better

Relatively late in life did I discover that ideas improve with discussion. Thankfully I often find myself surrounded by people that are willing to discuss an idea, a thought, a manuscript. I wouldn’t want it any other way. What I’ve not yet figured out though, is WHY discussing an idea makes it better. The obvious answer would be that the other person has additional ideas and looks at your idea differently. I think there’s more though.

When discussing a thought our an idea with somebody, you’re focusing exclusively on the topic of that discussion, and that focus helps enormously. Finding focus is hard at the best of times. Distraction is everywhere, and often in the way of getting good results. And developing good ideas.

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