The unconventional way to the simple
People want to know: “Do animals have belly buttons, blood types, cell walls, conscience, culture, empathy, feelings, free will, humor, language, morals, periods, religion, rights, schools, souls, thoughts, or wants?”
Although these are genuine inquiries on the internet, the better question is:
“Do the non-animals have any of the above?”
To understand why, you must return to when it all began.
Nothing ever happened between animals and non-animals. The only split is between the wordless and the wordy. Equally, nothing ever happened between non-you and you.
The only separation you’ve ever experienced is between wordless and wordy, for there are no passengers on Earth, only those who can talk about it and those who can’t, and you know both of them like the inside of your pocket.
That Before Words and After Words are less talked about than other befores and afters hasn’t got anything to do with our past. On the contrary, it is about education and the stories told at school.
In the wordless world, words don’t exist for self-evident reasons.
In the wordy world, we end up conditioned to believe words describe the world.
How often is that true?
The wordless cannot de-scribe themselves, and the wordy can describe nothing but their point of view, each their own, which is what the we do, we love to use our words.
What spoke the first word on Earth? Nothing else that could have understood was there, but it is safe to conclude it was our ancestor and we are its children. Sure, things have changed, but some things remain constant. 400 generations after our ancestor, its children continue to arrive wordless and it still takes us a while to speak our first.
The fabulous opportunity in words the only difference between us and the wordless, is that you can simplify your world without having to wait for the world to change first. The simple question is the following.
“Does the animal have words?”
- Yes means the animal is us and we have everything we have a word for.
- No means it is wordless.
Not only do we describe words with more words than ever before, but the number of scribes has gone through the roof at the same time. I think that may explain why we have gone from zero words to drowning in them, but that is a different story altogether.