Avoiding the Eye Rolls

How the hell do you write some sort of introspective / philosophical / self-betterment post without sounding like a douche? You know what I’m talking about. Some sort of blog post or video where the author just seems so self absorbed about this topic and makes it seem like they’ve found enlightenment and causes every reader / watcher to roll their eyes and close the tab. Like pretty much every TED talk ever.

I have a bunch of ideas when I’m sitting by myself browsing the internet. I think, “yeah, that seems like it would be a great post that could lead to a bunch of comments and discussion.” But I start writing and inevitably it just becomes another example of the type of crap I hate seeing on the internet. I don’t want to be one of those preachy writers.

But there’s gotta be a trick somewhere that people use that allows them to write about these topics, but not trigger readers’ douche radar. That seems like the promised land.

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