Writing helps us read better: to better appreciate the narrative in a book, the dialogue in a film.
Painting gives us a better understanding of the use of color; photography, of scene-setting in cinematography.
Interviewing helps us better understand the art of dialogue, and to appreciate the verbal jujitsu that the best interviewers exhibit in the most difficult interviews – the prowess with which they help their guests to open up.
This last experience is what prompted this brief essay; after six months of interviewing people, found myself listening to interviews as if it were a sport.
To be a creator, to be an artist… The value in this is not merely the joy of crafting experiences.
Creating things helps us experience things in high definition.