A message from June Day 8
Hello ReadCash Family! How are you doing and I hope all is well with you. A lot is happening in the world so let's remain positive and stay safe.
This topic came up after watching what I'll call a very interesting awareness commercial which will be in three series. This is the first.
According to thoughts.co, language(Human Language) refers to the grammar and other rules and norms that allow humans to express utterances and sounds in a way that others can understand. Language is mankind's greatest invention that ironically, was never invented. No one has come up with a better explanation of the origin of Language than the biblical story of The Tower of Babel(Genesis 11:1-9); a sad but very significant story of a United Human Race that came together to build an idolatrous tower that will reach the heaves to enable them to see and commune with God(the creator). They started building and were progressing very fast. The creator seeing the strong determination in the hearts of this United humans saw that they would achieve their goal if they're not stopped. So the creator decided to infuse the human race with a myriad of tongues (languages) so that they could no longer communicate and thereby no longer build the massive edifice that would replace the almighty.
I can't help but imagine the kind of life we'd live if these groups of people did not try to build this tower - the world would've been more united and peace loving than what we are seeing and experiencing today but because of their act, 1000+ languages with different rules, letters and sounds were birthed.
Because one person cannot learn 1000+ languages, a communication bridge arose and human effort to bridge that gap and make it one again as it once were now invented the Universal Languages where English emerged mostly used.
As i mentioned earlier, the two major essence of language is Expression and Assimilation (understanding). What do we express? We express how we feel; something that arises out love, joy, sadness, work, needs, desire, ties, tastes and other experiences of ours. And what do we understand? We understand based on the expression of how we feel and our experiences.
I don't know if this correlation is dawning on you now
For this reason, a word be it in English, French or Spanish or any other language can have several meanings even though there's a fixed definition in the dictionary.
Example: You call a Canadian resident and a Nigerian resident, and you say to them "Healthy Conflict brings happiness' Two meanings will be running in the minds of these people. The Canadian resident might understand that i mean "Controversial Feedbacks from others can help one learn more from the views of others but a Nigerian resident who understands conflict as stray bullets flying in the air, bomb blasts and killings of innocent people will look at me with confusion and disbelief for how can "The killing of human beings is healthy or brings happiness?" If this person is one who has experienced this first hand, he/she might lose their temper and hit you in the face or somewhere else, and you'll be left wondering what did i say wrong. This ain't misinterpretion of words for we read meanings to things personally.
Same thing occurs with so many words for they are not just letters but are loaded down with baggage of experiences and feelings.
I hope you'll go through the rest of the day knowing that the words you're about to speak or say are not empty but might mean something entirely different from the message what you intend to pass.
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