I like the writing style of The Economist for many reasons: the most important is that it’s easy to understand their point. Writing to be understood might be an obvious requirement of a readable article, but often I find myself occupied with deciphering form instead of digesting content. Not
Two problems with writing: first, it looks easy because it uses the same symbols of speech; second, everyone who was taught the alphabet and basic sentence structures can produce something similar to writing when it’s not. Writers, however, know it’s painfully hard to produce one readable, unambiguous paragraph.
I just realized this as I’m approaching my thirties: I’ve largely ignored a crucial cornerstone of intelligence: relationships. Since college I’ve been apathetic to networking—even purposely trying to do things on my own. In large part it was due to my upbringing. I grew up without