Having a take on things is hard. It means getting the nuance of a situation enough to understand it and then having the time to think about why the thing matters.

This is something I greatly appreciate about writers and podcasters I’ve followed for years. They try to figure out the details and meaning of a piece of information, then have an opinion.

In the form of longer writing and speaking there’s time to walk through and have more than a surface level thought. I like that, and I hope to have more.

Too many times I’ve read something and wished I’d thought of it myself. I love having takes and options, and hope I’ll be as good at correcting myself as others when I learn something new.