1. the act of amending or the state of being amended.
2. an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
3. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion:
The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.
The problem with being concise is that afterwards you need to make dozens of amendments for specific situations where the concise statement doesn’t apply or is insufficient.
I know when reading the words of others, including great thinkers, I almost always find something deserving of criticism, or requiring additional clarification, unless the statement leaves a breathing space for other interpretations. However, if it does leave room for diversity of interpretation, then it is mostly too vague and doesn’t really express much of anything at all. My goal, when writing the book, was to be concise without being too vague, and so, now, I find myself inspired to make amendments to 22 Triggers, or at least provide additional stories and references to illustrate a point.
That is how conciseness melts away. By bloating and puffing up.
In regards to the book, an important amendment would concern the chapter of open-mindedness.