Until You Understand This, You're Stuck Before You Start

How many times do we grouse, “You don’t understand what I meant”….the transfer-of-meaning is the bottom line for everything we write or speak….but there’s a problem right from the get-go….altho there are about 600,000 words in the English language,we use only about 2000 in daily use….and of the 500 most frequently used there are 14,000 dictionary definitions….a pitifully small number of symbols to describe the infinite richness of our human experiences…..look up “lead,” “love,” “virtue,” “democracy,” “insanity”….turns out common words don’t have meanings, only people do, and sometimes they don’t either…..understand the problem?

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