Word roots aren’t just linguistics. They’re psychological clues guiding us along the paths of how our minds changed over centuries and the subconscious stigmas language carries through our psyche. Here’s a look inside 5 common words and their original meanings.
How we experience the tiny defines how we love the immense.
Around this time last year, I walked out of my home and into the most opaque and encapsulating night I had experienced. The whispers I heard implored to be remembered.
“Whereas reasoning leads us to choose what is useful, moral goodness leads us to choose what is noble. […] For the useful is what is good for oneself and the noble is what is good absolutely.” –Aristotle
What a fleeting world of beauty surrounds us — beauty essentially tragic in its transience. Beauty that is never possible…
What is the very purpose of emotion? For our mind, if we only look at it, never creates a feeling without purpose. There is never meaninglessness in our psychology. And emotion too, is only a vector, a messenger…
What is the invisible energy-matter upholding existence; the reason for the piercing cry we’re birthed into life with; the Mona Lisa smile briefly captured somewhere in the middle of being, left to figure out later, if ever, if lucky?
As you’re reading this, the world is fighting an invisible, stifled, secretive pandemic — and more than one. So much more that neither the planet nor we can really handle the burden.
“We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.” — C.S. Lewis
“The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but what he sees inside himself. If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.”
— Caspar David Friedrich