Posts tagged ‘language’

About Lying

“A lie is signalled by the liar looking away, generally down and to the left.” Not necessarily.

If you have lied successfully and feel the urge to confess I have one word of advice; Don’t. You’re not doing it for the sake of anyone else, you’re doing it for yourself and it almost always has bad consequences. The best lies are mostly true, but slanted by means of comments and implications.

Language doesn’t allow telling the truth. The actual truth lies in the experience itself and not at all with the unavoidable distortions that language (its definitions and complete lack of ability to express personal experiences are what cause this; language is devised for communication and thus only for group experience; unique interpretations are beyond its ability to support, which is why original thinkers–I’m not claiming to be one–experience unending failure to communicate). Remember and absorb that.

And then remember that what your groups actually know about you is very little.

Also, at least the largest part of the so-called unconscious mind is simply that part which doesn’t employ language. If you’re dubious that we don’t think in language, consult any neurologist.

April 16, 2020 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Old Note

0811 2018

It’s difficult for me to understand a lot of things having to do with humans, their values (and especially matters of faith, how they are named and how they are celebrated–both good and evil, yes).

The knowledge we’ve been taught is in fact a reflection of a societal interpretation of “reality”, which is actually far from what is actually experienced.  We forget things, especially when in the midst of trauma. There is also the modern world. From what I can see, over half–probably three quarters–of the information on the internet varies from unreliable to deliberately attempting to win other people over for their purposes. Nearly everyone alive in the U.S. lives in the city modernly.  (As I recall less than 5%, from the 1990 census.) That means that the only environment for which they’re prepared is the city.  The more rural types don’t rely as much on place names as do the city-dwellers; paths are not cut through the land.  Prime evil is couched in the terms of “threat to the state”, as I recall.

–another old note

December 23, 2018 at 11:50 am Leave a comment

Candlestick Charts, the Stock Market and Protocols

I can’t think of a more perfect example of a language which is designed for a changing environment.  It’s even relatively-based in perspective.

January 8, 2015 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Meaning

The primary derivation of meaning is the medium in which it is expressed.

 

That is, language forms the word, and the word shapes the sentence.  Language forms and shapes reality so that truths are obvious to us; the king is obviously clothed.  And the words of his servitors are obviously truths.

 

More than that, the search for truth, then, is traitorous and should be punished.

 

Fortunately, our president’s haircut is already popular, so no enforcement is necessary.  He can even laugh at himself, something apparently outlawed in North Korea.

March 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

toward a definition of social networking

The current usage of this phrase is very much mis-usage. I’m using this blog as “Notes Toward” and it may merely continue as such, with Davies and the WordPress.com then being the significant ones, one of course hidden.

Society is a social network.

A social network is an organized form of communication, generally employing both protocols and hierarchy. The usage of technological artifacts in order to figuratively speed or ease communications is at best nonsensical. The actual medium employed is language, which has set rates of broadcast and reception. An electronic medium used to overcome physical separation (which should generally be the only possible justification for its usage) necessarily eliminates some of the information present in a personal/physical meeting. So…when you as the head of the corporation find yourself absolutely unable to live with the latest technological piece of refined, polished and attractive assistance…first ask yourself what isn’t being done by people with what they already have? Bear in mind that the newest software, like the newest hardware, is the most likely to fail, because it’s the least tested.

–Glenn

May 2, 2008 at 2:03 am 1 comment