Publishing has an incredibly constructive effect.
Feedback is still undervalued
This is the more obvious part. I think it is still under appreciated in our culture. There is a tremendous gain from getting feedback from people. Feedback is a way counteracting
Mental automatic process
Second part is about an internal process. Sometimes I am discovering strong insights even before I get any feedback from people. I think there is some automatic thought process firing up that is rendering what other people seeing authors work. This may (