Language Functions as an Antidote to Chaos
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Compact is a Relative Term and So is Language - Information is an Absolute
Language Functions as an Antidote to Chaos
Inspired by Arthur Schopenhauer's (1788-1860) quote, "Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.". The titled responsion is...
You are an animal in the biological sense, the Ancient Greeks referred to the language animal and now we consider information as the cure to chaos (despite our worst intentions).
As an antidote to chaos, language is a force of universal intelligence, the will to express ideas and feelings that are unselfish and without ego or selfish motives. This law is expressed in our daily lives through a wide variety of language functions, which are based on the way we process information. The language we speak, use for personal purposes and to communicate with others, can serve as a key to unlocking the mysteries of reality and revealing its secrets. For example, when a woman tells her man she is going out with someone else, this is a communication function since it is the first thing he says after the initial announcement.
Language is therefore a universal language of which no two languages are alike. As language functions as an antidote to chaos inspired by Arthur Schopenhauer, it reveals the true nature of the universe. When we hear or read a word or phrase, we know exactly what it means, what it is not, and what it will do or say. We have a language of our own that functions to unearth the hidden meanings of things. When we use words that have specific meanings, or even a word that has multiple meanings, we are in reality translating one word into another word in order to get a deeper and richer meaning. And, in so doing, we are also translating all the other words into words with deeper meanings.
Truth, then, is relative?
Inspired by Flannery O'Connor's (1925-1964) quote, "The basis of art is truth, both in the matter and in mode.". The titled responsion is...
Flannery O'Connor is considering the poet of the Beat Generation. It was during this period that she released her first book, a collection of poems entitled On Writing. The poems in this book were collected from her early years to her late twenties. In the first two-thirds of the book, O'Connor discusses how she was affected by the Great Depression and her experiences in World War II. She had a difficult time coping with these events and felt as if she was losing control over her life. In the last third of the book, O'Connor discusses her feelings about the birth of her first child, and how it shaped her view of the world and her place in it.
Flannery O'Connor writes about topics that most people have not even thought of. Her words are not always what you would consider politically correct; in fact, some of the more controversial topics are often discussed on these pages. This is because many of her subjects are very controversial in our country today. O'Connor was criticized by President Roosevelt for her use of the word "freedom" in one of her poems. Her poetry is sometimes considered inappropriate for many adult audiences, but her work still remains popular among teenagers and younger children alike. In addition to writing for children's and teenagers' readers, O'Connor is also considered one of America's most prolific short story writers. Her stories have won many awards including the Academy of American Poets Award for Best Book for Young Writers.
Although she has faced many criticisms throughout her career, many literary critics of her work still consider her poetry to be some of the finest work ever written. Many poets have also praised her poetry, and they include many of today's most famous poets such as Emily Dickinson and William Wordsworth. Even today, many of her poems are considered classics in their own right and are still being published in the modern day. Many of her poems are still widely read, and some people still keep her poetry collection. Flannery O'Connor was considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.
160ish would you say?
Inspired by Stephen Hawking's (1942-2018) quote, " I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers." The titled responsion is...
Stephen Hawking, considered to be the smartest man in the world, never revealed his true IQ. It is only known that he took an intelligence test once in his lifetime. The reason why Stephen Hawking never revealed his true intelligence is that he is aware of the potential danger that revealing it would have brought him. If he had revealed it to the rest of us, then he would have been laughed at by all those people who possess average intelligence. Therefore, he chose to keep himself out of the reach of those people who have higher IQs. People who boast of their high IQ are losers in the eyes of a genius like Stephen Hawking.
There is no denying that intelligence can indeed be measured, and this ability does come with a certain area of limitation. This limitation can be found when a person realizes that he can only achieve success with limited means. Intelligence is not a physical trait; it is a mental trait. The reason why intelligence is limited is that intelligence is not always expressed or perceived by a person. It is a concept that is only learned and understood by people who possess it.
The only way to learn to harness the potential of intelligence is to gain experience through practice and by interacting with other people who have more than average intelligence. This experience is acquired through interaction. By interacting with other people who have greater intelligence than you do, one will learn how to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from such people and master the limits imposed by their intelligence. Once you master the limits imposed by your intelligence, then your level of accomplishment will increase and you can claim to have surpassed your true level of intelligence.
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