The Belly Button Dichotomy
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch (46-120 AD)
The Best of Both Worlds
The Belly Button Dichotomy
Inspired by Plutarch (46-120 AD)'s quote, "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality." The titled responsion is "The Belly Button Dichotomy". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?
Taken literally, the biological act of reproduction changes you from the inside yet every child is unique. This dichotomy has to do with bellies. Are you an innie or outie? How are you affecting change in your outer reality? Are you orientated towards the Global Burning Crisis? Your children will be, they will have no choice but to suffer at the hands our our carbon addictions.
This is the Limit of my Mind
Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)'s quote, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." The titled responsion is...
Subjective interpretation, metaphors and allusions form the storyboards of the subject-object dichotomy. Nursery rhymes with crimes to come, committed on behalf of an ethical spectrum of ambiguity. On the flip side is the cradle of civilization, embraced by the touch of a mother's embrace and the ideal, otherwise known as the good in itself.
In my personal experience, a person's limits of language often mean the limits of their world. I am writing about the limits of my language here because I have had personal experiences that can help you with the same situation. If you are in this position, I hope you will use the following information to find ways to overcome the limits of your language.
You must understand that you do not know the limits of your world. Even if you think you know, it is only your perception of the truth. Your world may be very limited but there are still people living within the limits of that world. Those people may be very important in your life and they may be able to see the bigger picture but you cannot always see what they see. If you are stuck in limiting yourself and you believe that you cannot learn, then you may be making a big mistake. The best way to get free from limiting yourself is by knowing the limits of your language and using them for your benefit.
The limits of your language are what separate you from reality. They are what make you feel as though you are being limited. In fact, limiting yourself is actually very empowering! If you can identify the limits of your language and find ways to use those limits for your benefit, you will be much more successful than if you were to keep telling yourself that you cannot do something.
For example, let's say you want to get a promotion at work but you know that this is a pipe dream. You think that the people that work in your department are not going to be impressed by you even though you have worked hard.
That is OK, you may be right, but what you must realize is that the only people that you really need to worry about are the people in your department. You may think that the people at work are not going to be impressed by you, but the reality is that they would not be and they know that. They may be annoyed with you but they will not be as annoyed as they would be if you did not have a job at all. They would be impressed. If your limits of language tell you that you cannot have a job, then you have to change them. or stop using them.
People are much more likely to be impressed when they do not have the ability to make decisions. The same thing is true for people in other areas. For example, if you think that you cannot have a good relationship with your boss because you don't know how to communicate properly, you may not be in a bad relationship but you have made the assumption that your boss does not know how to communicate.
You may be correct, but what is more important than knowing the limit of your language is realizing that if you change that limitation you can have a better relationship with everyone else. You might even be able to turn the relationship around. That is important to know.
You can start the process by changing your limits of language and then doing what you can to use them to your advantage. You might not be able to do all of this on your own, so I recommend that you speak with your friends and loved ones. They can also help you to identify the limits of your language and help you identify how you can use them to your advantage. By knowing the limits of your language you can help yourself to be a better leader, a better communicator, a better listener, and a better person.
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