“If you don’t feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then probably what you are doing isn’t very vital. If you don’t feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don’t have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough.”
Is there room in your dissertation for a chapter that is a bit risky? Discuss amongst yourselves.
h/t Kathy at (and I write this advisedly) Screw You!