An old thought:

 The thought was roughly “If we think using words, or in words then the structure of language becomes our structure of thought.” So if thought is structured by language it is directed by the structure of our language. Not only the words, but the syntax of language. So then thought is controlled by the words themselves these are pieces we use to think. Words would be similar to the paints a painter uses. Then it is also directed by the syntax, or the structure of the language (eg. Noun +verb).

 

I believe large components of this Frankenstein were,

                        “Whence did the wond’rous art arise? Of painting speech and speaking to the eyes? That we by tracing magic lines are aught, How to embody speech and colour THOUGHT?” –McLuhan The Medium Is The Massage

 

and also several quotes from Bruce Lee. I am not sure which is the main contributor, or if there is one. ”Effort within the mind further limits the mind, because effort implies struggle toward a goal and when you have a goal, a purpose, an end in view, you have placed a limit on the mind.” And “This evening I see something totally new, and that newness is experienced by the mind, but tomorrow that experience becomes mechanical if I try to repeat the sensation, the pleasure of it. The description is never real. What is real is seeing the truth instantaneously, because truth has no tomorrow.” And Wi shall find the truth when we examine the problem. The Problem is never apart from the answer. The problem is the answer.”

 

I suppose I got excited about this thought because I never though about how the syntax of language frames thought or directs thought. Right now I don’t know how to think about it. Perhaps words have gotten in the way.

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