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I haven’t done a vlog for several days now. I felt like I had nothing to say. Which is not the deal. The deal is, I’m supposed to record a daily vlog, whether or not I think I have something to say. The fact is, I always have something to say. Whether or not it’s something that is worth your listening to, is another question. But I definitely have something to say every day, even when I think I have nothing to say. Which, I suppose, is as good a time as any to talk about why I’m doing this vlog. Because someone with very impressive psychological credentials asked me just what on earth I’m trying to accomplish with these vlogs. So, why do I do these vlogs?
1. It’s a personal discipline
First of all, it’s a personal discipline. It’s a practice of personal development. It’s a challenge to myself to say something, even when I think I have nothing to say. I think it’s Werner Erhard who said that you need to live “out there.” That is, you need to live out in the world. Very often, we live in our heads. We live by what we think should be the way. Even worse, we live by what we think others should think about us. These are all “in here,” in the head. Theoretical. Some of it may be true, some of it may be false. But whether true or false, the things in our head remain in our head. They are not manifest in the real world, so they provide no real value to anyone. So, number one reason for these vlogs is to get words out of my head. I do not know who, if anyone, is watching my vlogs. But number one reason for doing these vlogs is to get out of my head, to get my words out there and on record.
2. You need to hear what I have to say
Number two reason for doing this vlog, I guess, is narcissistic. Maybe I think that I have something to say. And to be honest with you, I really do think that I have something to say that is of value to you. So, maybe that’s narcissistic. A selfish reason. I feel like the worl…