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Re: The desire to speak

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Posted by Spratley on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 11:32:20 :

In Reply to: The desire to speak posted by desertman on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 10:05:09 :

: Did Cro-Magnon and the Neandertal have the desire to speak? Koko, the gorilla can sign. Truth seems to play a very small part in regard to our desire to speak. Maybe it is only a need to communicate our own personal ideas about reality that we write dialogue on this web site.
But one's "own personal ideas about reality" are out own --we have them-- because they feel right to us, they click into place in our minds, they "feel" like the truth (for who would hold onto an idea that didn't feel true to them?). So someone sharing their personal ideas about reality is sharing their personal truths.

I think maybe the word truth is just too loaded to talk about in this way --its meaning can be tweaked to fit all kinds of situations.

Unless you are differentiating between just shainr ideas and presenting ideas as the thing that should be beleived. In that case, I think people come here for a few reasons. Some peopel do seem to bleeive that thirpersonal ideas about reality are the right ones to have and everyone should have them. Some people just don't think that way.

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