masked reality. (from i don’t know when)

once upon a time, there was a blind person.

a man brought him to a fire and said, “this is a fire.”
the blind person asked, “what does it look like?”
the man replied, “it has an orange and yellow color.”

another man brought him to a tree and said, “this is a tree.”
the blind person asked, “what does it look like?”
the man replied, “it is green.”

another man brought  and said, “this is a tree.”
the blind person asked, “what does it look like?”
the man replied, “it is green.”

another man brought him to a river  and said, “this is a river.”
the blind person asked, “what does it look like?”
the man replied, “it is blue.”

then, the blind man went home.
someone asked him what he saw.
he first said, “this is orange and yellow.” and proceeded to make this sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCnJo6ZyW1M
he then said, “this is green.” and then made this sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwDOsuBjYFo&feature=related
he finally said, “this is blue.” and then made this sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJWS-TmxLng&feature=related

actually, we are the blind people in the story.
and this is how we describe with language.
we’re describing the world around us with only what we know and able to sense, comprehend.
but actually, we’re not very correct with our descriptions.

to list an example
love represents a concept, a vague one.
love itself is also a word, but has multiple meanings, which also means it’s vague.
therefore, we are using vague words to represent vague concepts.

figure out the concept first and use it in the right context for the true meaning

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