This one…rubs me wrong at every turn… 2nd Person is a very weak viewpoint - the reader is immediately "double-distanced" from whatever is happening… it's rhetorical, not personal…He goes on to say,
Second Person is all but impossible. Change your "second person" musings to First Person and feel the difference.
Think about basic honesty: there is only first person, really, for anybody.
Even First Person plural is difficult. It sets up awkward pronouns (We…from our previous life." & noun s/plural difficulties.
It is not that one can't or "should never" - not at all.
But it is good to look quite calmly and objectively at thedifferences
involved when making these specific choices rather than just vaguely ascribing the difficulties to Poetry, Psychology, Creativity, etc.
By focussing on specific, concrete language choices and strategies, one can greatly improve thewriting
involved. As for the sensibility, that's a whole other matter. But writing is a controllable, adjustable, learnable discipline.
Only vanity argues this point.