Why is it important to bother with developing sophisticated ideas? It’s because there is no difference between doing so and thinking, for starters. It is important to think because action based on thinking is likely to be far less painful and more productive than action based upon ignorance. So, if you want to have a life characterized by competence, productivity, security, originality and engagement rather than one that is nasty, brutish and short, you need to think carefully about important issues.
There is no better way to do so than to write. This is because writing extends your memory, facilitates editing and clarifies your thinking. jp.