What if "too plain" rots your brain? Sometimes disfluency – something surprising or complex – makes us pay better attention.
There's something special about writing opinions before finalizing them; something that helps writers judge with less bias.
“Avoid it”, the style guides write, “unless you really know what you are doing”. The implication is you don’t.
At work, we listen to much, but hear just a part, absorb less than we’d like, and miss more than we know.