I've always loved learning, always felt the need to know about the world around me. When I was younger I would satisfy this desire mostly through pestering anyone who I thought might know something. Later on, I went to university to study science, but found that conducting experiments is tedious, and hard work. In more recent times, I've settled for satisfying my curiosity through reading.
I recently began to feel the urge to give something back to the process, and made a resolution to take up writing. This article is a manifesto of that resolution; I aim to clarify to myself, and to share with others, my reasons for wanting to write.