"An essay is an impulsive meditation, not science reporting"
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“An essay is something you write to try to figure something out. Figure out what? You don't know yet(...) In a real essay, you don't take a position and defend it. You notice a door that's ajar, and you open it and walk in to see what's inside.”
Paul Graham

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