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Increasingly, words don't mean anything. In politics, campaigning candidates make statements that flatly contradict their actions and policies, and no one seems to object or even care. It is not the routine dissembling of political figures that is striking, but rather our near-complete indifference to it.
We are as well almost completely inured to the vacuity of advertising copy, the words of which increasingly mean nothing at all to the reader. Does anyone really believe that GE "brings good things to life?"
Originally posted by KembaraLangit
reply to post by Rams59lb
even words and language -- the very tools by which we define, explain and understand reality -- is all arbitrary in its nature.
We didn't decide to call that long-shaped, yellow-colored fruit a "banana" because there is an intrinsic or cosmic "truth" quality of the object that merit it to be called so, doesn't it? We just do it arbitrarily. Preserve it through culture ...It was already a non-factual thing to begin with