I followed a piece of advice from the most awesome person living in this world right now: John Green. He said that when you want to do something, you should look at other people who do what you want to do but who do it better and listen to them. And John Green definitely does what I want to be or do, so I decided to listen to him. This post is partly inspired on John Green, partly on my also awesome but not as awesome as John Green teacher who teaches General Acknowledge of Nature. It doesn’t have to do anything with nature, or general acknowledge, it’s just some sort of philosophy of science, and it’s awesome.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about words. Because they’re weird. And I like weird stuff. But not too weird. Like my friends. There weird, but not too weird, like they won’t run around naked on the street or that kind of stuff.
Often when people are talking they are having complete different conversations. Like, you read this, but you might think this post is about oatmeal because you take things differently. When you think this post is about oatmeal: it’s not.
Words are weird because for lots of things there are no good definitions. Like what is good? What are things? Good are those things that are not bad. Things are those things you can touch, or not, and see, or not. I realised this when I had to answer the question ‘What is truth?’. My answer was long. Like one page or something. You can write a whole book about that question. But I’m not going to do that.
Every fight in the whole world is caused by the weirdness of words. For instance: if person one (we call him Peter) says ‘God, I really love oatmeal’ person two (we call him Vladimir) might take that as ‘God, I really want to punch you in the face’, Vladimir gets mad at Peter, Peter gets mad because Vladimir is mad, they’re both mad, they fight and they might blow up Germany or whatever, which is not good.
So what if there was a way to make words less weird and complicated and more understandable, that would solve a lot. Actually, if that problem is solved people can finally be nice to each other and world peace will be in reach :)
Maybe we should focus more on feelings than on words. Yeah, I guess I’m going to do that. Easier to be said then to be done, though.
On my way to awesomeness and a better world step by step!
Love & Peace