Write What You Know, Right?

I have heard and been told time and time again to “write what you know”, yet I can’t seem to get myself to follow it. I wouldn’t say that I write outside of my scope of knowledge, but that is what education is for, yet I write from point of views that I don’t really have much first hand knowledge. Personally, I consider human personality and behavior to be rather common and most people react in patterns and similarities. There are always those exceptions and in greater detail, yes it ends up being fiction, but that is what fiction is about right? We are creating it from our own imagination.
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