Feb 14, 2018 • 10M

TDL092 Inadequacy Of The Words

 
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Read the article here: https://larrygmaguire.com/inadequacy-of-the-words/ The Inadequacy Of The Words I was sitting in bed one night, my back against the tall solid wood headboard when suddenly it occurred to me the complete inadequacy of the words I had just spoken. My wife and I were discussing something trivial, I can’t remember what it was now, it doesn’t really matter anyway. I was in no doubt that right there, the words we just uttered were pointless, even primitive. Our means of communication is advanced compared to other animals, but it seemed to me that making noises with my throat and mouth wasn’t very advanced at all. I blurted it out. “You know there really is no need for words, they’re completely inadequate at conveying what it is I want to say. I think there will come a time when we’ll dump language”. “What are you talking about”, she said dismissively. “Don’t be so stupid”. She offered me a loud tut acco --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message