When will people let me leave here so I can write a novel. The original reason I began studying philosophy was so that I could write a novel. If you don’t know anything how could you believe yourself to be one who could write a good novel, was my thought as a teen. Not like this stops the great many from writing their thoughts down. Now I think I know enough. Why’s only ~1% of the population concerned with knowing enough before they speak? Unwarranted confidence makes the world turn.