Dr. Martin Hash Podcast

Politics & Philosophy by Dr. Martin D. Hash, Esq.

667 Succinctness


Intelligent authors make wise observations but the gist is flooded by so many worthless words that it's impossible to dig it out. Whole books are written that contain only a single premise, one that could be written in a sentence first then explained in a couple more pages if you still wanted to read. Normally, I and most people, read the first sentence of an article then skedaddle. It's unclear why writers regurgitate so many words just to obscure their point? Do they think verbosity is more convincing? Are there really concepts described in 400 paragraphs that can't be said in 4? Are they paid by the word?

Speaking is the same way: I don't have the time nor inclination to listen to somebody talk for an hour when 5 bullet points and a memory mnemonic would have been enough; as a matter of fact, 3 bullet points would be better. I must be the only one who thinks this way because YouTube is full of hours upon hours of talking heads saying nothing I couldn't have read in less than a minute. Logically, an interesting concept could make a bigger impact if the speakers would have got in and got out because more people would have heard everything they had to say. It's not like I'm the only one who's ever mentioned the value of succinctness, and even two paragraphs is too long.


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