In the blink of an eye
Words appeared in cosmic time a heartbeat ago, when the age was stone, the Sahara green, and Northern Europe under 1-mile thick ice.
Throughout the first 99.9997% of Earth-Time, that is, during the 4.65 billion years before words, the universe was wordless, not much happened and the little that did happened slowly, or so we’d love to believe.
In the .0003% of Earth-Time since, that is, in the most recent 13,750 years, two things have changed in a cosmic heartbeat.
Words have gone from absent to dominating the world. In numbers, they have gone from naught to millions and even billions, according to those who claim to have counted them all to know how many words it takes to fill the internet.
In the same cosmic heartbeat, the word-users have gone from absent to dominating the world. In numbers, we have gone from naught to 9 billion, but that’s not all.
The high-water mark of evolution
At the same time, we’ve gone from being just another animal to the top of the food chain, the most advanced specie ever, ready for breakfast on Mars, the high-water mark of evolution.
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.
The only difference is in how we respond and you can’t order people what to trust, the word or the word-user. Trust is a question of character and personal preference, to each their own.
When you change the way you look at words, how you respond to the things being said also changes. But that is not all.
When you change the way you look at words, the world changes in the blink of an eye.