Words are elaborate versions of ‘this’ and ‘that’. They’re pointers to our partial representation of reality. These tools have been subjectively selected through the various histories of the language we use and of our families’ habits of favouring such a word in such a context.
Words also appear to be the building blocks of our thoughts, coloured with intertwined emotions.
The property of these building blocks is to ever further build, to escalate and elaborate more and more complex (and biaised) stories.
It would surely be psychologically healthy to remember that, however seemingly appropriate they might sound, words always are nothing but a ‘this’ or a ‘that’, ineffective shortcuts to an ever-elusive destination…
If we start thinking we have got reality nailed… it’s a reliable sign on the way helping us know we’re wrong and need to hit the road some more.