Language is an incredibly complex phenomenon. Folks that study this kind of thing can only guess when, where, and why it started.
What makes it even more interesting is for the large part of our history, the world was a relatively simple place.
Nouns were usually things. Descriptions of things were straightforward. Recursiveness was essential, to help give specific directions to specific locations, such as good hunting spots, or dangerous places.
Language slowly developed as a very thin veneer between our inner world and our outer world. As far as we could effectively describe our inner world to somebody else, so they could “get” what we were saying, language was extremely useful.
Those that had this incredibly capability quickly out-populated those that didn’t.
Imagine what it must have been like. Sitting around the campfire after a day of hunting. Using language developed to describe the known, in an attempt, largely through stories and metaphors, to explain and describe the unknown.
Then, with a few explosions in technology, first the neolithic (agricultural) revolution, enabling large cities, and the industrial and later technological revolution, enabling massive amounts of wealth, language struggled to keep up.
Most of us don’t bother to think about the mystery of language and it’s incredible power.
We take it for granted. We think of a half baked idea, blurt out a jumble of words, and hope we get our point across.
Usually we don’t.
Most of our conversations are people trying to overwhelm the other with the same tired ideas backed by the same collection of overused words and sentences thrown in each others faces like buckets of spaghetti. Whoever gets the other person to give up first, wins.
What if there were a different way? A better way?
What if there were a system that allowed you to take just a little bit longer with your thoughts, and actually engineer the way you presented them, so they’d be taken like water to a sponge.
Instead of throwing out buckets of spaghetti, you’d be carefully dispatching verbal ideas that would resonate with your listener like a beautiful symphony.
If you’re interested in learning how, check this out:
It will open up a whole new world of communication.