The Written Word

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My truth is that,
I always wanted to write the perfect book.
The book that would
inspire people to be the best of their abilities, and more.

And, I am obviously thinking of
the beautiful abilities of the human kind.
The ability to care, to share, to love !

My truth is that I loathe books.
The written word.
I am of the idea that,
it eradicated
the human
honour,
integrity,
reverence.

As usual I am being most particular with the usage of my words.
I check my verbs and my nouns with the “big dictionaries”,
before I put them down on this (or any other) paper.
I do not do this with e v e r y single phrase ofcourse
(unless the passage demands it).
However,
the phrases that are particularly emphatic for me,
definately get that “special treatment”.

For example,
(and to go back to where I left off),
the phrase:
“The written word I am of the idea that,
it eradicated the human honour, integrity, reverence”,
was ‘verified’ as follows : –

* idea :
a plan formed by mental effort;
a mental impression, a concept;
a vague belief;
an intention, purpose or essential feature;
an archetype or pattern;
from Greek > idea: (> idein) form;
generally the aspect, the appearance of one thing in contradistinction towards its own reality;
nature, kind, quality;
manner, train [of thought]

> idein:
2nd past tense/article of eidw

> eidw:
see ….. know, recognize

* eradicate :
root out; destroy completely

* honour :
high respect, glory, credit, reputation;
adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard or conduct;
nobleness of mind, magnanimity

> magnanimity > magnanimous:
nobly generous;
not petty in feeling or conduct
(based on Latin magnus ‘great’ + animus ‘soul’

* integrity :
moral uprightness, honesty;
wholeness, soundness

* reverence :
the act of revering or the state of being revered
// the capacity for revering

> revere:
hold in deep and usually affectionate or religious respect;
venerate

> venerate:
regard with deep respect;
revere on account of sanctity

> sanctity:
holiness of life;
saintliness.
// sacredness.
// inviolability.
// (in plural) sacred obligations, feelings, etc

So,
“the written word,
I am of the idea that,
it eradicated
the human
honour,
integrity,
reverence”.

Does it not get ‘received’ differently, now?

Now,
to substantiate the above declaration.

* substantiate :
prove the truth of, give good grounds for;
(‘given substance to’);
bring evidence for

* declaration > declare:
announce formally;
state emphatically

So,
“to substantiate
the above declaration” …

(This business of explaining the words is tedious …)

(* tedious :
t i r e s o m e l y – l o n g, w e a r i s o m e)

(Yes! Exactly!)

But,
how else do the words that I write,
be “transmitted” to the “receiver”
(me included),
with ‘both’ ends
communicating the same meaning,
without any “false” interpretation
in the process of delivery.

I guess, that alone
is an arguement I could use
to sunstantiate the declaration I made earlier.

If I write this and someone (even me), reads it,
how is it guaranteed that
we both are ‘on the same page’, as it were.

I loathe the “written word” because,
it is an “one-sided” communication.

* communicate :
… have a common door …

It is NOT a dialogue,
which is what human beings are meant to be having .
“Meant to”, not out of any order.

Human beings are meant to
“talk and be talked to,
listen and be listened to” !

It is a human a b i l i t y, to share.

And it has been eradicated.
Verbal statements mean nothing, nowadays.

That is the principle reason why,
politicians are so easily giving all kinds of “promises”
in their “speaches”.
If something is ‘not written’,
it has no real legitimate validation, nowadays.
Ask any law-yer.

And,
isn’t it peculiar
(as in “belonging exclusively”)
that,
important beings of our planet’s common history,
like for example, Socrates, Jesus, Homer,
(to name a few that I am aware of atleast),
never wrote any
of their “c o n v e r s a t i o n s” …

In contrast,
ever since “things” got written,
every-“thing” became “controversial”,
“open to interpretation”.

And,
for every “thing” written,
there are at least fifty (50) more,
to “aver” what “that” is about.

EveryOne should “write”, to become someBody, n o w a d a y s …

I rest my case, for
“the perceiver, perceives”,
as an ancient Greek proverb deducts.
Well actually,
I wouldn’t even have to “worry” about the things,
words and concepts I write,
if it was as simple as,
“perceive”.
And, not because it isn’t true.

I simply do not trust the “perceivers”, out there.
Actually and most probably,
most of these “perceivers”,
will write their own “written word” about “this” one,
if it ever “gets out” …

[Bibliography:-
– DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary, 1998
– Ioannou Dr. Stamatakou, ‘Lexikon of the Ancient Greek Language, 1990
– Hyper Lexikon English-Greek Greek-English, 1998]

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(“The Red Journal … memoirs of a scape-goat”
~ April 14th, 2006)

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