Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another Prediction

Another area where significant changes can be expected to happen in the near future, I think, is language. A new language, I think is in the offing. This shall be to compensate for a regular inconvenience we all face in our life.

It is generally seen that we find it difficult to take a position, which is neither in agreement nor in disagreement with an entity. In fact it is the absence of a concise word or expression for such an attitude, that compels the mankind to take a position of conflict, even in cases where there is no natural cause for a divide. That is, we are forced either to agree or to disagree with a given position, mainly because there is no popular word, meaning neither.

How did it happen so? I think language reflect one's idea of self and all that encompass it. And our idea of the world around us taught us to think in terms of up or down, left or right, dark or light, and many other combinations of entities that are easily discernible, regular in occurrence, and clearly definable. Now that our foray into the micro world, especially the developments in quantum science, is yielding new concepts almost every day, most of which bordering on the ideas of the imaginary, shouldn't our language be enriched appropriately to reflect this? What can be called a softened outlook giving rise to streams of such new words, say a mellowed vocabulary? The words of which could say unequivocally, for example, something that is not bad, as something neither good nor bad. Same way, something not good, as something neither bad nor good.
As we continue in this manner our life and living, certain fundamental changes can be expected in our philosophy of life. And a new way we invent, for feeling, imbibing and expressing all that we confront. Our reactions are going to be restrained, appropriate for those mellowed words. And that shall bring lasting peace?