do most people have too many thoughts to have time to write them all down? in my mind "having too many good thoughts" is the province of the self-deluded. of course the only way that you can trust your own judgment of the quality of your thoughts is to convince yourself that you're NOT one of the self-deluded. but that would be pointless because you'd never have access to whether or not you were being "rational" about that - whatever "rational" could possibly mean. so given the knowledge that you, too, might be one of the self-deluded... and this is where i pause and remember that my discoveries and thoughts are useful to myself, and are therefore worth preserving.