What is FRESH PERSPECTIVE and why isn’t everybody talking about it?
Well, I haven’t lately told my readers about FRESH PERSPECTIVE, partly because I’ve been out for a large part of 2022 (for health reasons) and also because in the time since then, I’ve been busy doing research and publishing THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY, the new book now available in paperback and ebook from Books on Demand and Amazon.
THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY answers the questions of how it all began and how to move forward in an insanely uncertain world.
Biased for having written the book, as you’d expect, I’m acutely aware that it might offend certain word-users. But most of all I believe it is well worth reading for anyone interested in how we’ve come about.
If that’s not you, then please simply recommend THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY to your friends and acquaintances. Thank you for spreading the word!
FRESH PERSPECTIVE is the social media name of THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY on which FRESH PERSPECTIVE is based.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
“To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
Both THE ORIGIN OF HUMANITY and FRESH PERSPECTIVE are important and urgent contributions to making the Earth a better place for us to share with the other elements and species.
I believe that’s what brought you to this post, and if we begin with what we agree on, it’s easier to understand what I and this is all about.
It all began in my teenage years when I was still impressed by stories told by storytellers substantially taller and stronger than I was at the time — stories of worlds created by fictional characters, of promised lands, of humans and nature, separate from each otherm, of homo sapiens, and of mankind.
I was a handful back then, in my teenage years, and have remained so to this day, but hey, who wasn’t or isn’t, only to grow out of it when the time is right, to each their own.
It doesn’t mean I was convinced. All I’m saying is that I got used to it over time.
Now that my time has come, I can clearly see those early storytellers didn’t know what they were doing, nothing but pawns in their game, walls in their bricks, their teachings designed for the sole purpose of having me confused beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Whether a word-user is awake or asleep makes no difference.
“Call it a dream, it doesn’t change anything.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
You cannot win with a losing hand, and a losing hand exists only in the world of the word-user’s for self-evident reasons.
In the word-user’s world it doesn’t matter a Dickie bird whether a story or a word happened or not. All that matters is they are believed. And everybody knows that when you tell or repeat a lie, you are the first to know, so, that’s what happens every time beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Sure, lies and stories have been told for thousands of years, with no end in sight. There’s nothing new about it, but if you don’t know the difference between the two, there’s nothing more a storyteller can do for you.
Words — of which stories are made — have changed the world more than any other event before or since. They can do it again if we give them a chance.
On the upside, you don’t have to wait for the world to begin, for when you change the way you look at words, your world changes instantly .
The proof’s in the pudding
What have words got to do with changing your personal world, you might ask? Well, all kinds of things are being said, depending on who is saying them, and what to believe, or not, is a question of personal character and preferences, to each their own.
Fact is, words don’t describe the world.
If words did in deed describe the world, that means Google, Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and ChatGPT would be right, which clearly they’re not. On the contrary, they couldn’t be wronger if they tried.
Words do nothing but describe the world how the word-users look at it.
But the one who responds to the world will always be the word-user.
The best a word can do is co-respond
The same applies to god, universe, love, broken hearts, and life — in fact to everything you have a word for — for self-evident reasons.
Keep in mind that not long ago — when the age was stone, the Sahara green, Northern Europe under 1-mile thick ice, and writing hadn’t been invented yet — the first word-users were merely wishing for words. Now, a mere 10,000 years later, we’re drowning in them.
According to collins.co.uk there exist now 4.5 billion words in just English alone. You know I’m not making this up because I couldn’t even if I tried, and I’m not even trying. So, there you have it.
I share more thoughts about words and how to deal with them in my books, articles, and posts. Stay tuned for more on this topic — there’ll be much more at Schindlersword in the coming months.
I hope you’ll take a look.