The flaw of words

Found a really great post about “Words” in erbdex’s blog.

The string needs to be taut to get the message across.

We use written words in an attempt to paint the picture or experience so that we can share it with others. But, more often than not, these set of words may only reflect what is most meaningful to the receiver.

The receiver may also interpret it differently and write his own version of the experience. This does not mean that the receiver is wrong. It is merely a reflection that he was trying to fulfill a different set of needs when he interacted with the picture or experience.

When I see a tall building, I use a few words to describe it. But some people, some fans, take what you say to them seriously and rigidly. So, they thought my flowery description of the words perfectly embody the tall building and its surrounding. Whereas, the truth could be that I am just leaving traces of puzzles here and there.

This means that my description of the experience (my words / story / description) is just a subset of the original experience (tall building). But, we usually think as if the experience (tall building) has successfully been made a subset of the description (my words / story / description).

The above is a rather friendly scenario. But in some instances, there are people who would worship what I said and treat my description as the Truth, that is when problem arises because they may take my word for it and use it as a measure against others’ words.

So, when you read or hear some description from others. You should also go see for it yourself. Perhaps you will get some other interesting inspiration or interpretation.

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5 Responses to The flaw of words

  1. erbdex says:

    Thank you for the acknowledgement, It was most kind of you.

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