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What Determines Your Interpretation?

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“As I considered the importance of language and how human beings interact with the world, it struck me that in many ways the development of language was like the discovery of fire — it was such an incredible primordial force. I had always thought that we used language to describe the world — now I was seeing that this is not the case. To the contrary, it is through language that we create the world, because it's nothing until we describe it. And when we describe it, we create distinctions that govern our actions. To put it another way, we do not describe the world we see, but we see the world we describe.”
Joseph Jaworski

I read about this concept in one of Edward de Bono’s books, but when I was looking for it now, I couldn’t find in which one. I first came across this thought 20 years ago. This has profoundly shaped the way I see the world. I hope it will inspire your thinking as well, opening up possibilities and new horizons.

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