We can’t live and not believe. Some beliefs may not serve us well, but we have just as many we can’t live without.
Words pass through time like great works of art or literature. Rarely do they receive the same interpretations they did in their inception. The process driving their evolution is semantic drift, the way words change meaning in their lifespan.
Despite myself, I looked at these blank journals before anything else in the bookstore. The other books have already fulfilled their creative potential. They are tragically incomplete and absolute without a writer.
Did you know the girl used to refer to both sexes? Or that awful meant even more awesome than awesome (some awe vs. full of awe)? Your brain in a choke hold right now? You can thank semantic drift.
Mindhunter’s essential premise: how far do we pursue our curiosity into the mind of a ‘monster’ without discovering a piece of ourselves?
Logan’s central question is not which bad guy Logan has to take down, but instead: what is Logan reckoning with? What is the nature of his suffering?”
As much as language is a tool for us to crack things open, it sets limits. There’s a reason why you understand everything I’m saying: we have all agreed that these words refer to the same thing.
While words like “are” and “is” presents facts, we also have words called “modals” that comment on how reality should, could, or might be.