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Friday, August 2, 2013

Linguistic Determinants


It's Not That Complicated


Many people advocate for free speech; however, few ever consider the choices they make could be predetermined by their own language. The way we think is vastly influenced by our own inner talk. What we say to ourselves in the quiet of our minds can and does determine how we understand. If by linguistic relatively, our language restricts self expression, then it makes good sense; the way we talk to ourselves also restricts the way we think. Most importantly, what we say to ourselves today controls our very actions.

It’s of no consequence that our ease to interpret one language to another is rooted in some universal or a lineage of antiquity to a common great-grandmother: What we say to ourselves today controls our very actions. Inner Talk, what we say to ourselves in the quiet of our minds is the way humans understand.

If we analyze the essential features of the way we speak and the way we think, we can easily identify and redefine words or phrases of a particular cultural emphasis which predetermine our opinions. In other words, by applying a few principals of Linguistics, the way we speak, to the way we think, we can, with little effort, loosen the bonds of cultural control, guaranteeing our right to freely reason on our own.

May I never, never, never forget!

Frank Lee True