Ta'Om has boundless curiosity and a fast mind. His presence indicates writing so as to persuade others and an outpouring of ideas. These two can be in tension with each other. If the outpouring is too large or too fast it can be hard to persuade others.
If my academic mind wasn't so quick the doctoral thesis would be complete by now. Idea after idea developed, extended, critiqued, dismissed, replaced. All the time the headwork covering its own traces. Or as a colleague has suggested I may have four theses instead of one...
Ta'Om reminds me that if I'm going to succeed as an academic I'll need to manage this tendency to race ahead and allow others time to catch up or learn to run backwards to meet them once in a while. Also I need the courage to share my work in smaller parcels defending it as it stands instead of forever anticipating objections that might never be raised.
Diligently we collect and store our harvest
unaware that hungry mice empty our coffers every day.
The ego operates in like fashion,
silently, with devastating effect.