You may wonder why I have decided to write under the pseudonym of PrinceBradley. Well, Bradley is my last name and I call myself a prince for no other reason than that I am arrogant and pompous. I aspire to be brutally honest akin to the likes of Stephen Hawking and the great philosopher Jaedyn Smith. I have a great many ideas about a great many things, the only problem is that most of my opinions are formed out of ignorance. Like many young people, and even older folks, I debate things without any prior knowledge of a subject; I base my arguments on my past experience and “truths” I have come to believe. With that in mind, the reason why I write is to formulate my thoughts and ideas in a tangible manner onto the page. I write so that I can work through my own ignorance and come out as a more intelligent human. The process of writing is arduous and refining. It is a method of introspection that allows us to see our ideas, realize how bad they are, and re-think them.
In high school, the teacher often required that students write for a short period of time about a prompt. The reason I believe writing allows us to strengthen our understanding of certain topics is because of the number of times I was halfway through one of these writings for school, and I realized how flawed my argument was. I was writing complete trash. If I were to have expressed these ideas out loud, a child would have been able to pick apart my argument. Writing for short periods of time has developed my awareness of my own ignorance, and has made me think twice before I speak on subjects I really have no business speaking on. While somewhat of a drudge, writing is an invaluable way of expressing your ideas and strengthening them before presenting them to anyone else. This is why I write.