33. The Problem With Grammar

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Nov 10 2020 5 mins  

We should not look at grammar as an annoying, restrictive set of rules. Grammar is a finite collection of patterns and linguistic combinations we can weaponize to get a point across effectively. The problem we have in our society is that grammar is taught negatively, and it makes many of us hate it. Let me remind you, though, that grammar is like culture. Yes, culture can be oppressive. Yes, culture can act like a tyrannical father. But culture also sets us free. Only within the confines of culture can we find a way to express ourselves while serving others. We should not be enslaved to culture — like we should not be enslaved to grammar. Instead, we should learn about it and use it — and sometimes subvert it — to express our uniqueness. Watch our free training on the 3-step Stoic writing method that can help you write your dream book in 16 weeks.