All the World’s a Trading Zone, and All the Languages Merely Pidgins

In my last post I wrote: People are different. We obviously act differently, but differences don’t start with the decision to act. We act differently because we perceive, parse, think, feel, want, need, react and judge differently. There is a substantial core of humanity in us all, but the older I get the more convinced … Continue reading All the World’s a Trading Zone, and All the Languages Merely Pidgins

People Are Different

People are different, and their relationships to things outside them are different. Something to someone is something else to someone else. Someone's comfortable warmth is someone else’s sweltering heat. Someone's bright illumination is someone else’s blinding light. Someone’s tasty snack is someone else’s source of nausea, someone’s crushing boredom someone else’s sweet relaxation. Someone's novelty … Continue reading People Are Different