Language: The Great Wall of Confusion

 

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
– Oliver Wendell Holmeslanguage

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, THAT goes to his head.   If you talk to him in his language, THAT goes to his heart.        

– Nelson Mandela

Have you ever wondered how there came to be so many languages in the world? According to research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania in 2005’s ethnology report there are approximately 6, 900 living world languages. This research showed an  increase of approximately 200 living world languages within a 9 years time frame.

So why so many?

Well, there are many theories, mythologies, or opinions on how these languages came to be and why they are important. But again, why so many?

As linguist, psychologist, historians, and other professionals have attempted to explain the development and evolution of language, many are still left once more asking the question, why so many?

What purpose does language serve?

What are its forms and functions?

Which languages seem more attuned with mother nature? For what reason(s) is that so?

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And is it possible to achieve a greater sense of world community if we all spoke the SAME language?

Would there be less confusion or more advancement in matters of politics, economics, or socialism if we all spoke the same language?

According to an article published in Scientific American, your language may affect your wealth and health? Hmm, interesting?

So everyone without further ado, let’s S.I.P!

 

 

 

 

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Does America’s history cultivate its future?

sailing at nightIn a quest to discover ourselves, we oftentimes reflect upon who we are and how we came to be. During this time we seek resemblance or some form of likeness not only in ourselves but also of those around us. We look to our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents as our starting point. This need to identify ourselves in light of our ancestors fills an inward void , a penetrating raw emotion that guides our hearts and minds for such self identity but is it necessary?

How much better do we feel once we begin to discover more about our predecessors spiritually, intellectually, and physically? For starters, where do begin and how far back in time must we search?

What if we lack knowledge or other resources needed in order to do so?

Is it even possible to fill this void? How then will we ever gain a true understanding of who we are?

Are “we the people” automatically doomed if we fail to meet this need?

These are just some of the questions many Americans  give thought to, in particularly, those who did not arrive in the New World by any desire or choice of their own.

So without further ado, let’s S.I.P?

Does Society Need Religion?

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According to the Random House Dictionary, society is a highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community living that normally furnishes protection, continuity, security, and a national identity for its members. Therefore society requires organization and what better means to establish society other than through religion? Is it necessary? Should society depend on a higher power and its representatives to establish itself? If so, which religion serves the greater good for all humanity?

Let’s S.I.P, no stir!

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