Writing should never be watered down to include more readers. This is not to say one should make their writing unnecessarily cryptic, but that writing should not sacrifice its meaning as to not ostracize readers who disagree. One should write to reveal the truth, and sadly, the truth divides us. The deniers of the truth, those who accept the easiest read and not the most rational, cannot be appealed to. One need only argue with the common man to realize that arguments do not sway people, that evidence has no meaning unless one is already biased to accept evidence. In general, a writer should make his readers think, not agree. A good writer is one who writes with meaning only to find the world against him, and he should say, “good”. Those who deny intellectual growth at the cost of their fellow man’s suffering deserve to be made to feel admonished. Writing should not be done with pleasing most in mind, for most are scum, and most should be displeased with good writing.
And next, the question of whether or not the writer is helping man with his words, or hurting him.
It is arbitrary, and this is to be written about as well.