I’ve been experimenting alot with lucid dreaming throughout my years, which has made the concept of sleep something I on occasion look forward too, for other reasons than rest or tiredness. I’m not there yet, but I’m working on creating another part of my life. That’s where your REAL house is. You just gotta find the key. Then everything you thought you never needed will be found and things will make sense. At least, that would be nice. I believe we can understand ourselves so much better if we learn to understand and control our dreams. Mastering the art of lucid dreaming gives you an unprecedented possibility to actually directly AND consciously talk to your subconscious, while also realizing how much your subconscious affects you despite feeling ”fine”.
There is a movie called Waking Life that deals with this very subject. However, that’s not really what I wanted to talk about right now – despite it being one of my favourite conversational subjects as of late! In the movie, however, there’s a scene discussing the concept of language. I like the scene because I find the entire concept of language fascinating! The fact that some guy from Italy, and another from Sweden or whatever can speak English for example and understand eachother is amazing. And of course I’m not talking about specifically only english per say, but language overall. How two different people who grow up with entirely different ways and words and grammar and cultural expressions, can learn eachothers’ or other languages with completely different grammatical structures and sometimes even different alphabets and letters, and thus be able to communicate? The fact that we as homo sapiens sapiens have that capacity and ability to learn like tens of languages if we put work into it, is absolutely amazing.
They talk a bit about this in Waking Life, what language really is and how all of our understanding towards eachother are all about our subjective associations to words and symbols that we use to represent abstract concepts like anger or love. Because how can we ever be sure about how someone else feels or understands when everything you feel or think about (associate to) the word ”love” is based on your own subjective experiences (or lack there of) about the word and concept itself?
She explains it better. But I was walking downtown the other day and it came to mind when I was going to meet my friend from South Korea, who’s begun learning swedish after having only conversed with me in english. We’re literally from two opposite sides of the world, but we have the capability to meet, converse and share complex thoughts and ideas thanks to the concept of language. This fascinates me.
Language fascinates me! 🙂