Language and its Difficulties

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How can ideas be communicated in a language that is universally understood? Words develop connotations and subtext which can overshadow potentially valuable meanings. Underneath our differing opinions and ideals, humans have fundamentally similar aspirations and desires. Important concepts and ideas are often much more universal than the language used to describe them. Individual words are not interpreted solely according to their dictionary definitions, and include all of the personal, historical context that we bring to the moment we read or hear them. We interpret language with biases, past experiences, and feelings that can alter its meaning.

 

What can we do communicate universally? How can we use language in a way that can transcend the individual variance that people assign to language. Frequently, audiences who would benefit from concepts and ideas misunderstand the language used to describe them. We need translators with comprehensive vision. We need people who understand both the innovative concepts and the audiences so they are able to create language that is accessible. Mastering new forms of language to communicate the ideas of the future is essential to promote necessary social evolution.

This is not an easy task, and there will definitely be challenges. Condescension is a risk, and different views and backgrounds cannot be confused as superior or inferior. The goal is to overcome the confusion that language can create and align people working to promote positive ideas and constructive concepts. Language is a powerful tool, necessary for modern societies to function, but its variance can cause divides.  As we become more isolated by the conveniences available today, we will need translators to find language that resonates universally. Trust that humans are aligned in their desire for love, happiness, health and prosperity, and be tolerant because we communicate those desires differently.


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