I hate deadlines. I often fail them. Yet, I still set myself to a deadline to complete projects. Why do I do this if I hate them so much? It’s certainly possible I’m a sadomasochist, but in truth, there is a really good reason why.
It’s our way as humans to simplify things, but in doing so, you erase the nuance of the human experience, which can bring out so much about a person. This nuance is what we writers write about.