How using language changes consensus reality


some articles that talk about this topic from different directions ...

source: Richard Doyle expands on this idea:

"It gets curiouser and curiouser... for it is also the case that the language we use to describe an experience becomes part of the experience. So our description feeds back onto the experience itself."  In other words, even the words we use to map and make sense of our experience, actually change our experience, in an infinite recursive feedback loop.

... and here is another interesting article to read while thinking about how saying something out loud in our culture affects "what is so"



Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say

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Look for an article that talks about the use of propaganda language

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source: me on 18097

certainly there is a sense for language.  I believe there is undeniable neurological evidence for the existence of that sense "organ".

On the other hand i know of no evidence for any particular sense organ which tells us "what's so". It seems to me knowledge of what is so emerges holistically and socially as an entire human being interacts with what actually is so in their environment.   Then that knowledge gets expressed in language, as best it can with the vocabulary available, from the subjective perspective of some individual who realizes it.  

Let's face it, the emergence of actual knowledge of what-is-so is frail indeed ... and is especially prone to confusion and corruption between what seems true to self subjectively as opposed to what would be true to others in a larger context exclusive of self. 
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Seth says
this item is actually reaching for a phenomena that i have noticed.  let's say you are thinking about something, something not totally known about, and that you are not just reciting  traditional words about it.  now let's say in you thinking you realize some new possibility ... something that you have never heard voiced before.  so you go ahead and voice that new realizations the best that you can with the words that pop into your mind about it. 

the question is, how does the realization change as it gets represented in the words.  it seems to me that the manifestation in words feed back into the actual realization and makes it stronger. 

the trick of course, is to use those words to communicate the realization to somebody else.

Seth says
maybe something in this TED talk that could be used here.

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