Thank you for writing this article. I've read your article, and the Five Hindrances site you linked to. I'm not personally looking at the dogma per se, but I appreciate the categories that will help me clarify changes in how I'm living my life.

You seem to have answered your own doubt about writing; you wrote "Writing is . . . my home." I have a strong opinion on this matter: I've been writing for 60 years now, and reading for that long too. Writers write. Then they write some more. Most of us read. Then we write again.

It's never about money. Money is an entirely different subject. It's more of a cosmic scorecard really. If you're doing the right thing, the money will take care of itself. If not, you might make adjustments.

In my writing career, I've got 56 years of making no money at all. The other 4 years yielded hugely profitable scholarships. (Which were not a goal -- I didn't even fill out the paperwork to become eligible. But the universe had its own opinion.)

FSE

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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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