Here in Maine, with my family, at my sister Laura’s place, I picked up the most recent New Yorker magazine. This article by Malcolm Gladwell seems as if it was written for me, or other writers who have doubt bouts. Albert O. Hirschman, whose biography Gladwell is reviewing, believed it is our mistakes, not really knowing, being surprised by error, doubt that are responsible for many of our most creative responses.
This is the quote I loved: “Certainty shuts down our thinking.”
Doubt is good for us.