posted on Mar, 13 2017 @ 07:38 AM
a reply to: tikbalang
Cosmopolitanism does not have a meaning for me personally. It is a word with a dictionary definition, and like all other words in such a position, has
the meaning ascribed to it by the definition found within such a tome.
I absolutely refute the idea that words ACTUALLY change meaning over time. I think the case is rather more that people increasingly fail to
understand words correctly, using them in the wrong places, or for the wrong things. It is egotistical of them to do so in the belief that they have
appropriately used the word, and insane for anyone to suppose that they may have their own definition of these words. They are what they are defined
as by the dictionary, not as they are defined by every other Tom, Dick and Harry who happens to have the sub par intelligence required to speak them
without understanding them.
As such, the word cosmopolitanism has the same meaning for me as can be found in the dictionary page which contains it, and no other.
If you are actually asking me what I think of the concept, I am in favour of it. I am human before I am anything else, which makes me the kin of
every other human, living or dead, or yet to be born for that matter. It would be a grave error to believe otherwise, in my estimation.