The single reason why people can’t write, according to a Harvard psychologist

The single reason why people can’t write, according to a Harvard psychologist

For [Steven] Pinker, the root cause of so much bad writing is what he calls “the Curse of Knowledge”, which he defines as “a difficulty in imagining what it is like for someone else not to know something that you know. The curse of knowledge is the single best explanation I know of why good people write bad prose.”

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