Hi, my name is Beat — pronounced B@ — Schindler. At B@’s Fresh Perspective, I’m in charge to ensure it is all about words.
A million times a day
Before the day is over, someone will share with you a story. At B@’s Perspective, the goal of sharing the story of words is to start a movement, to change the world.
That’s because words have changed the world before, more than any other event before or since, and they can do it again beyond the shadow of a doubt.
To change the world by words, relax, there is no need to learn anything new, nor to change your point of view. At B@’s Perspective, all it takes is a fresh perspective that is unique, down to earth, and instantly actionable for everyone with an open mind.
It hasn’t always been easy
All through my life I’ve worked relentlessly to make it from rags to riches, but then suddenly, on a dark Friday night in February of 2012, I got kicked out of my house with my possessions in a suitcase, a backpack, and a blue IKEA-shoulder bag.
My prospects appeared bleak and my future dark. But the worst part was that I didn’t understand why me?
When your only options are to get capsized or get over it, you work hard to gain a new perspective, on that I give you my word. It wasn’t easy and the breakthrough — when I saw words for the first time — finally happened only in 2016. Now, hardly a day goes by when I don’t see how far I’ve come since then.
What have words got to do with it?
What have words got to do with it? All kinds of things are being said, depending on who is saying them.
Fact is, words have existed for the most recent 13,750 years only, in other words, for the most recent 3/1000th of a percent only. That means the first 99.9997 percent of Earth-Time have been wordless, and that in the remaining 3/1000th of a percent since then, we have successfully made it to the top of the food chain, the most advanced specie ever, fixing to get ready for breakfast on Mars.
Last but no least, it signifies that as recent as 13,750 years ago — when the Age was Stone, the Sahara green, and Northern Europe under 1-mile thick ice — that is before words existed, we were merely wishing for words, but now we’re drowning in them. At the time of writing, there are over a million words in just English alone, and by the time you read this, I suppose the number will be even bigger.
Every thought is a word
But with meanwhile more than a million words in the English language alone, with each thought we can think a word, how in the world is it possible to think a million thoughts? Well, possible it isn’t, not even for the smartest of minds, which means this is an agonizing time for billions of people all over the world.
Let me give you an example. Take a look at world.
As it is, we love to believe that words describe the world. But how often is that true? Well, words don’t describe the world. On the contrary, words only describe how we see the world. And for self-evident reasons, the same applies to life, love, and to broken hearts.
The heart of the matter
There is precious little our hearts cannot do. They may be dancing, trembling, aching, pounding, torn, or breaking. However, when they are just beating away quietly, doing their job, then we tend to ignore them or take them for granted, don’t we?
Years of research have led me to conclude we respond to words in similar ways.
In the beginning is the word
In the beginning is the word.
I am no-one to create a new opinion.
That is my story and what B@’s Perspective is about.
If you’re still with me, I respect and appreciate it.
Nothing is true until it is believed
And what to believe, or what not to believe, is a question of character and personal preference, to each their own.
What has nature got to do with it?
“The wisest and noblest teacher is nature itself.” — Leonardo da Vinci
We are part of nature, not separate from it. That means it is our thinking, all of it natural, which has us engaged in a war, of all things, against nature. But that is not a winning strategy. You can’t win with a losing hand. In our war against nature, if we win, we lose.
What has water got to do with it?
“Water is the driving force of all Nature.” — Leonardo da Vinci
“All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” — Richard Brautigan
“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” — Toni Morrison
Put differently, think about it. 70% of each of us is water.