posted on Jun, 1 2018 @ 01:30 AM
a reply to: mirageman
Close. My take is that it isn't actually speech, but our ability to predict (you can call it imagination). Life evolved from/is a struggle to survive,
and this ability is quite useful. Anticipating something is dangerous stops you from doing it (or at least serves as a warning). It's our 'quantum
spin generator', though that's just me having fun with wording.
Now these 'systems' could trigger another part of our genetic heritage, fight or flight reactions. While their purpose is to act while in danger, for
instance when encountering a lion, these days they get triggered by the slow Peugeot in front of you in traffic causing you to go mad cause you think
you might be late. Different lion, same reaction.
Since life has changed dramatically over the latest centuries, but we humans are still wired for life back when we where cavemen, we got a 'problem'.
Our predictive mind just spews (or copies them from others) irrational thoughts, takes them for reality and makes us 'tilt'.
Now to go full circle, language is an incomplete way of communication. It leaves room for interpretation and again that same part of our (imaginative)
nature seems to struggle with it causing stress with new variations on fight/flight as a result.
Now things are a bit more complex than that as this is just a simple explanation. Besides, you also got (individual) reasons for motivation
(influencing interpretation) thrown in the mix as well. But imo it's a good starting point (it's mine anyway). We can come up with many more layers
(as there probably are) and ways to (ab)use, but which one is fact and which make us tilt? That's another rabbit hole.
edit on 1-6-2018 by zeroPointOneQ because: (no reason given)