Please don't dominate the rap, Jack,
If you've got nothing new to say ...
The Grateful Dead, 'New Speedway Boogie', 1970
I often think about the world situation, but my attempts to distill those thoughts into writing have never amounted to much while I have a measure of both interest and insight, I find I have little that is original to add to the conversation.
Meanwhile, writings based on my personal experience take on a momentum of their own; insistently nagging to be given form until I take the time to write them down.
While I acknowledge my need to capture ideas in writing, I accept that I will not be a commentator on the events of our era, as all that I can contribute are reflections on my own experience.