It has never been as vital to be right as now. I'm grateful for that. I've been on the internet for 21 years and I can take criticism. Anything to make myself less dumb and more correct. But I've never remembered a time in which the threshold of intolerance (which is a good thing) was so low. When I was little, in the late 90s into early 00s, you could get away for being ignorant for so long, and you don't even know it. And like I've said so many times before, I have to say it again still because it still amazes me: kids today have to grow up so fast. Their mistakes might be recorded in words, images or videos and stick with them for life. Or at least a very long time. They have to grow up fast. They have to learn so much. They have to.
It's almost unfathomable in my time, but I think their time is freed up by not having to work on some things that I've worked on, such as memorizing factual knowledge. Reference is easy now ( though also easy to be tampered with ) - just look it up. It's judgment and thinking that count, and that is absolutely on the right track.
I still think what I have that is unique from my time is valuable, but at this point I feel like I'm just trying to catch up. The price of being wrong has never been steeper - to the self and to others, and to me above all - to God . The absolute last thing I want is to be wrong in front of God. I keep saying I have to be right; I must be right. I'm obsessed. Yet sometimes I'm so close to being wrong. Sometimes I fall into traps. Never again. Not if I can help it.
I think I'm getting the picture now.