One day I heard somebody talking and it occurred to me: They could be saying anything. It didn't matter. The words would not be remembered tomorrow. In fact they didn't even matter now. The words could be replaced by meaningless sounds. If it were a song, it would be just as good hummed.

And so, I thought, "If people can babble on without meaning, any real meaning, saying nothing of significance, nothing of consequence when considered over the course of time, then could I, through deliberate contemplation, design my words to approach the other end of the spectrum? Could I build meaningful arguments that would have an impact and last over time? Could I make statements that build toward something, so that tomorrow I can make a greater statement—one that built on today's?"