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Why Will Today’s Language Be Inadequate in a Technocratic World?

“We seldom realise, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” Alan Watts _____________________________________ by Michael Corthell Why then is today's language inadequate in a future technocratic society? First, we must make a distinction between conversational (or emotional language) and technical language. Conversational Speak: Conversational language is sometimes referred to as “everyday language,” “natural language,” or “social communication.” It includes informal language that students might use with peers or adults while playing, shopping, and completing household tasks. MORE Technical Speak: Technical language refers to written or oral communication that has specialized content. ... The differences between technical and everyday language center on the use of jargon and assumptions about the audience. However, there are so

Satori: The Awakening

  Michael Corthell

Born Again!

 Rejoice! Each and every morning, we are all born again. What we do in this present day is what matters most. Everything has a beginning and has an ending. Accept that truth and all will be well. Peace, my friends! Michael Corthell

Forget About the Fear of Death

by Michael Corthell I've saved the 'best' for last, in this series on phobias and how to overcome them. How to conquer the fear of death or Thanatophobia. The fear of death can suck the life right out of you. The American Psychological Association says that officially there are 100 phobias, but there are actually more than 500 of them in existence them according to medical literature. Thanatophobia, the fear of kicking the bucket(rightly fear of the dying process) is one of them.  ''The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.'' —Mark Twain The fear of death is one of the major fears we all have. It can be so intense, that in many cases it becomes debilitating — it ruins the person's ability to enjoy life. It is the second greatest fear just behind poverty. It is my contention is that the two fears are basically one and the same because in our minds we equate lack of money with de