Language, concepts and understanding

“Julien. Please explain the word “understanding”, says seeingwhatis.

Me:
I have been meaning to write about this earlier, and due to his triggering question I´ll finally
unfold my inner urge to shed some light on this suject.

You have most likely never pondered on this, but TO UNDERSTAND  means basically “to stand under”.

To stand under, implies literally that there is an authority you have to conform to, that,
in order to get the message, you have to “under-evaluate” yourself – namely, stand under something.
Someone must be necessarily “right”, and someone else “wrong”.

If there is “under-standing” it should exist its opposite – “over-standing”. The “knowing”
and the “not knowing”. The master and the sclave.

So the question is, do you “stand under” me, or do I “stand over” you? Or vice versa…

As it is inherent in the langauge, it is philosophically and  politically correct and
you are “always “expected”, tacitly supposed, to “stand under”.

I wonder why “understanding” was not invented as “equal-standing”.

Can you see this?
Only when WE ARE EQUALLY WORTH, when we are on the same level, in the same breath
and energy, in true connection with to each other, can there be any real talk about “understanding”.

My point is that language bears intrinsically the direct and unquestionable tacit evidence
that there is an authority – with other words, that are those who “over-stand” and the others
who “under-stand”.

To sustain my point, let´s take the word “comprehend”. It comes from latin – comprehendere.
It consists of two words: com – meaning together, and prehendere which means…CRITICIZE!!

Imagine that: TO UNDERSTAND MEANS LITERALLY TO CRITICIZE TOGETHER!!!
Unbelievable, isn´t it? Criticizing each other means to understand…It is staggering:
Can you see the folly of the inherent bewildering concepts embedded in language…?

How the hell are we supposed to understand anything when we are tacitly and constantly expected to live under the obeisance of Authority, invariably dreading to be criticized?
How can we ever learn and comprehend anything for real when living in permanent anxiety, under the perennial yoke of being wrong…?

This is one of the most vitally important information I can come up with:

The structure of langauge is built and derives from the very idea of authority, of judgement.
Language is the disguised legacy of the ones “in power” versus the ones expected to obey.

Language is virtually an ageless instrument of the powerful to maintain their power through authority.

Argument, criticism, fear, dichotomy and ultimately war, are the natural effects of our timeless defective concepts inbred in language that we have inherited from generation to generation for thousands of years.

If we want to redeem and restore ourselves, we have to start heeding this insidious heredity,
doubting and questioning THE ERRONEOUS IMMEMORIAL IDEAS IN LANGAUGE, which are to be found at the foundation of our very civilization. These obsolete ideas are the latent Evil we all suffer to this very day

Yes, we are compelled to distrust language and reshape the inertial concepts if we want to live.

Langauge is eventually damnation

Period

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

4 Responses to Language, concepts and understanding

  1. seeingwhatis says:

    Nice seeing. Attention in only one thing creates belief in knowing or not knowing. So to believe in education, you must believe there is a superior knowledge. But only no knowing or knowledge is a fact, and a real seeing of the own perception, if not of what is. As you say. Thanks juliet.

  2. Visionkeeper says:

    Ahhh….Well said Julien…I love the idea of overstanding! Right on my friend 🙂 VK

  3. “Only when WE ARE EQUALLY WORTH, when we are on the same level, in the same breath
    and energy, in true connection with to each other, can there be any real talk about “understanding”.
    Strong agreement ~
    A close friend of mine occasionally coins new words – one I really like and use is “inner-standing” meaning a coming together of views through each one’s inner connection to the other in a Heart to Heart connection. I see it also as a connection to the singularity within each of us p- then agreement is the new norm.
    Thankful again for the dialog!
    Tomas

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