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petebrown
petebrown
I wish my watch would stop telling me that I have crushed my goals. I don’t really want to be crushing anything, and I feel like that sort of aggressive approach to life is a problem. The easy response is to say these are just words, but the words we use to describe our world our what s... explodingcomma.com
JMaxB
JMaxB

@petebrown Amen. And, enjoy this: www.youtube.com/watch

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toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@JMaxB @petebrown Wow, she really destroyed it! 😂

jeroensangers
jeroensangers

@petebrown I’m so happy that the only thing my watch ‘tells’ me is the approximate time.

Miraz
Miraz

@petebrown I agree. Our casual everyday language is full of turns of phrase that subtly alter our perception of the world. Here's one of my favourites: when people don't actually know the sex of a person or animal or bird etc and call it 'he’. “See that crocodile? He's big!” Yeah? Maybe she’s big! I now try to refer to all such unknowns as 'she’.

Moondeer
Moondeer

@Miraz I am all about context. Everything is in the intent. Which is why I was so pumped to finally figure out which language games philosopher I came across in Philosophy 101 that had been tearing pages out the draft of my internal monologue (I kept think he was an American named John but he was an Austrian named Ludwig). Its is also why I make up words willy nilly to suit my needs.

Miraz
Miraz

@Moondeer Making up words is a splendiferous pursuit!

Moondeer
Moondeer

@Miraz I knew I liked you ;)