Yesterday I wrote about the fear of being wrong. This often leads people to strongly defend ill-conceived ideas.
Perhaps an equal desire to be well-regarded also leads people to speak at the speed of thought. I have this tendency, which I wish to remove. If proofreading is necessary in writing, which is a slow, careful process, then some slight mental proofthinking would not be out of order.
College has caused this. Or rather, I have taken this on so I may succeed in college. Things proceed so quickly that it is difficult to be involved and think carefully. I have only one friend who truly took the time to think about things thoroughly. He, by necessity, remained largely silent during his college experience. Although he was, perhaps, the wiser student, he was not well regarded for it.