|~: Discovery :~|
I learned that words 'matter in the mind' because using words is the natural way
in which each person 'makes "sense"' in one's mind; and that the nature of each
word used actually matters in the mind as: 'the sense,' the word is said to make.
In natural perception, the senses are unified in the moment. The sense of touch and
the sense of effort may be joined with the sense of sight, so one's feeling of: "hard,"
or of: "soft," is sensed as a quality present within one's mental image of this or that
definite "thing" outlined in vision. ['Solid rock' feels hard. 'Flowing fur' feels soft.]
The sense which a word brings to mind is the sense noticed within the perception of
a natural definition: one that is originally, and always, experienced without words.
Here, the work that each word performs is to bring a certain sense to mind. The
sense of a word fills out the 'mental space' of the imagination as the mental image
of the naturally sensed definition comes to mind. The word written: "hard," brings
one sense to mind, whereas the word written: "soft," brings another sense to mind.
If the naturally sensed definition, which the word brings to mind, fits to match the
mental image, that one has in mind, the word makes sense to use at this moment.
[Performing a task that involves effort, feels hard.] As such, when the sense of a
word matches one's sense of the world, the word may be used to make sense of
this or that naturally defined experience of the world; and words that really 'make
sense' to use at a certain moment within one's actual experience, may be used in a
true explanation from which one may act towards a selected effect that matters.
My continued interest in 'how words work' led to a study of the way words have
come to have the 'sense' that they do. I learned that this study is called etymology.
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