Saturday, July 15, 2006

The truth about language by Joe Palmer

Our greatest strength and our common fault is that we naturally share our stories with others. We make the assumption that they think the same as we do. We take it for granted that they see what we see, feel what we feel, and know what we know. We are wrong, but if we did not stick our noses into other people's realities we would have neither sympathy nor revulsion for them. We would not know what others do not know, so we would have no stories to tell and there would be no fun, no jokes, and no myths. Without stories we would have nothing to talk about, we would have no friends, no plays, no movies, no commercial television, and no religion.
We carry life through our mothers, then we become like others. As we learn how we are not like others we become ourselves. We are mostly the same as everybody else, except for the precious differences where the stories are. Each story we tell makes us unique. more...


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