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No Tragically Hip Word Play
This essay blog attempts, by my design, to stay true to the nature of words, rather than engage in double speak and baiting with words, which some parties do by way of reversing word implications. That way with words that you will not read here, but it can evoke good natured humor, but the cynical outcomes are just too risky. What is cynicism? It is done by way of the humorist being very optimistic about his or her right to criticize, and his or her excellent best quip, while at the same time being very derogatory and pessimistic about most if not all or some of human nature. Some readers might think I’m being too picky about words, but if ever finding oneself in need of some descriptive power to words, to discern between different concepts, any reader might consider, after reading this essay, that in the 21st Century Teens, the population of the U.S. does indeed have a handicap when it comes to descriptive capabilities, of discernment and desired description, with words.
We all have Needs only toward the Preferred
I remember the wants and needs wars in music lyrics and vocals of the late 1980s and early 1990s. If someone were to say “only what you need, and not what you want” then the person doing the talking “wanted” to say that, ironically. Want is the basis of predominantly free will, as in what I’ve noticed to Old English etymology, w-ant, w-ill and w-ould – do relate.
Debasing Beautiful Want with Word Play
Bare bottom needs are just bread and water, a little bit per day, if this word play were in fact real at all. However, if some goal is preferred to be successfully obtained, then steps are “needed” to get to some end, preferred and wanted. Preparation of food, in all the little actions involved with the kitchen, is needed to obtain an ultimately optional preference, or multi-want.
Want Suite Ongoing, for All Humans
I’ve noticed myself that as the milliseconds cruise by in time, we have the ability and nature to have a suite of wants at each virtual point in time, un-freezable. This I term ambient want-suite. It is well illustrated textually, as the concurrent want to inhale going on at the same time as the want to lower left hand, at the same time as the want to raise the right hand, while wanting to maintain hold of a left-hand cup, while wanting to place a foot near the kitchen counter – in an approach to the coffee maker on top of a counter in a home kitchen, preparing to pour from a carafe into a cup. Thus, to me it is proven that we all can want more than just one pinpoint action, at a given concurrent time.
Want Word at the Brief Split Second
The slivers of moments to perform the tasks are all with actions wanted to be done, in real time. All humans have needed steps to obtain what we want to accomplish or desire. Other people setting our needs makes no sense, unless under parental or medical care. An example of “everyday optional and not mandatory need” is in the kitchen between two room mates. The declare of “I need you to get the tortillas out of the cabinet” is merely a functional or procedural “need,” to succeed at the preferred dinner completion, ready to eat. However, to understand the no one could do anything at all without “needing” to take the interim actions, and each action or suite of actions absolutely prerequisite, allows us to understand the needs, guided by the needing individual, are legitimate. This is a different usage of the word need, and some context is involved in keeping it clear. What brought this issue to light? Way back in 1988, I decided that from survival situations I had encountered while formerly a USAF Academy cadet, that we can’t just say need, to get what we prefer or desire to come to pass, such as preferring to be able to reasonably feed oneself, or stay hydrated.
Revitalizing and Revamping Alternative Words
The will is the want. The later would refers to coming up real soon, or until later, if specified in conversation some coordination event, until after which. The “could” is wide open. The myriad of actions and mini-events that “might” happen in a remaining day ahead, is boggling to the right now, as it is not predeterminable.
There are those who “want’ to complain about someone like me, who admits to others and self that he “wants” rather than elevating the severity with “need.” Those true to conveying their wants, are favored by those who tire of the preemptive “need” conveyance in conversation. Plus, mentioning to oneself in the mind that one wants instead of “needs” makes the individual self feel more self-responsible and liberated from exaggerated wording, free to forge ones own way.
To Prefer, nearly the most applicable word to Life
“All humans would come to prefer” particular factors in life, rather than “All humans have needs,” if investing in the individuals and selves. (I plan on taking this long overdue discussion, that I’m working on the fly now, and making it a blog essay, if you’re wondering.) All humans would prefer to have their frontiers, or open futures. “Proclivity” to take an action is more independent of the semiautonomic and autonomic, and happens less often than “tendency,” which is like to breathe.
We often don’t say the word “prefer” much. Some words are like that, such as “conversing.” yet we are so often conversing when spending time with any others. So “conversing” is a major word, not often mentioned, and I propose to those reading this essay, that the same is true for the word “prefer.”
Prefer has the prefix pre-, in time sequencing order.
Didn’t Prefer, but did Want
Finally, everyone has had times when all things being less unequal, he or she would have preferred to not meet and obligation, such as going to work. But basic free will and want is there, unless someone were dragged to work, kicking and screaming.
Dumbed Down Wording in U.S. English
In my personal life, I am a stigma fighter representative for mental illness, with car sticker open about my diagnosis. To fight stigma about mental illness requires that the many people who think they’ve never met one are made aware that they’ve met plenty, but just not known of it as the conversation never got very personal. 2 out a 100 United States citizens have my mental illness, and that amounts to many people statistically, while at a busy indoor mall. I also fight the dumbing down and oversimplification of words, which we use in our silent self-talk every day to model what is going on in our minds eye, and to make choices among options.
Television News, rather than Public Schools, Setting the Language
The dumbing down of words, which for a very long time has erroneously made them entirely too identical rather than just loosely related and different, synonymous, and arriving at one-syllable wonders that are not good. The television news has been doing that for decades. I’ve long hated (but without malice, or malicious intent or aim) the televised news effects on me and others, for how it takes over lives with hi-fi audio voices for so long after a session. But I never thought until recent months how global-wide we get some of our concept-training (cognitively in the mind, while processing words silently) and word-training from television voice training. The fictional material is less likely to train and indoctrinate our speech (and thought) patterns, as all the brain (every neuron that is the subconscious) is attuned to it being unreal and fiction. In contrast, television news with modern home theatre is very immersive and stands as a poor facsimile of real events on the scene. The viewer is not really there, and has no before and after context at all.
It is beyond anyone to be above the human realities one has, so I can only barely “not” remember how words were used differently, before the early 1990s advent of 24-hour news. I prefer to read the news, or to view only still images with no audio track, so as not to fall prey to this phenomenon, but I’ve for decades been surrounded by peers and social influences, and strangers, who seem to have had their thinking and speech modified much since four decades ago, and now in the year 2020 with very many people talking like clones.
Is There a Conspiracy to This?
I even wonder at malicious intent on the part of more likely, some minority among the script writers for television news of high-fidelity audio voices and out-of-context snippets of other peoples real lives. I do not suspect any of the anchor persons, unless that person scripts their own dialogue maybe. The goal of such malicious behavior maybe could be seen as petty and not going for anything sensational, but just to wedel into viewers lives too much so, and patiently render them somewhat handicapped in cognitive word patterns. And hiding it behind the consciously detectable lame pundit obvious charade might be common, to get the viewer to criticize the news, or the talking head, all the while still successfully gaining entry into the viewers thought process, and tempting the viewer into crass humor at the show’s expense. That’s just conjecture, but I do wonder. Malice and malevolency in people would be conceptually very rare, and to me never a personality trait – yet rather in brief action and deed, but powers to sway are limited by all, so these subconsciously effective means might truly be used, to maintain defensibility and undetectability by an individual with occasional malevolent actions being desired. Going long term unnoticed, and succeeding at long term manipulation of viewers intimate lives plus inner thinking, might be drivers.
Another category, not maliciously driven, in concept, but condescendingly driven, in concept, would be those in government, education and especially in trade (of goods and services) who choose over and over to simplify words to better be understood by their audience. This is pandering, and does no viewer a favor, but obscure the message by way of neutralizing it to nondescript and bland wording. Descriptive power is on the wane in U.S. English usage, and a better method is to elucidate, or separate complex specialist-only wording into: just use it, then elsewhere explain it.
Rather than Grand Government Recourse, One Self at a Time can Heal the Damage
Whether this is real or not, I leave it o the reader to defend himself or herself, just by way of maybe selecting Closed Captions, and/or Audio Mute, and/or finding a different source of news rather than real-life audio-accurate video. A couple of weeks at this cleanup: and vernacular, word thinking style, and speech habits can recover to be more robust and vital.