July 2019 To figure out whether you really understand an idea, write it down. Unclear writing is a sign of unclear thinking. Some ideas I found worthy of writing down this month: 1. Is Burnout Real? (NYT) Yes. But don’t confuse it with stress. Feeling overwhelmed sometimes is normal—it signals responsible engagement in meaningful work. Burnout is emotional exhaustion that’s persistent and impairing. It stems from too many demands—and too little control and support.