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unfolding expression


Origami in reverse

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20 May 2022, written: 24 Aug 2018.

Expression and meaning-making are elementary and fundamental to perception and experience: perception informs expression, and from experience meaning is derived. These relationships, and this, are recursive.

The four outlines, listed below, then overlay each other. The first describes the relationship of words and meaning, the second the coextension of information and life and the third and fourth the development of this into societies and individuals.

The clumsy expression of these simple things here came from a perception moulded by strict grammar but lost in disordered syntax, nonetheless, they proved to be a robust guide. For others too then, however unlikely, they might serve as this.

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λ  literalism
    worshiping words

The ideas we form and the choices that we make are easily misdirected when different frames of meaning are mixed -- there may be an epidemic in our minds, and one too in our souls, but even if so these are not the same. Our understanding of what is being said is prejudiced by our certainty in the meaning of words, hardenening misunderstandings.

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Ψ  on being heard
    gathering conversations

Life perceived a pattern of signs — on being heard, the environment gave birth. In the beginning was the word, just not a word that we recognize. Every being is perceived by others in its environment through the signs that it makes. This awareness is intrinsic to life. As a consequence, societies and languages emerge and develop.

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Δ  making sense
    fluency and health

As beings multiplied and developed, from the beginning their survival has depended upon their abilty to successfully interact with their environment. Communication is central to life. Finding advantage in the protection and empowerment of social integration, their physical and mental well-being evolved coextensively with their fluency.

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θ  imprinting
   adapting cultures

As a society grows and develops, its individuals become more dependent upon it and their roles increasingly specialize. Cohesion and growth are achieved by means of a shared, cultural narrative. This must successfully compete with others to replicate in the thoughts and behaviours of individuals. On being believed its society grows.

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