Everything has a definition. What about your life?

April 13, 2023 07:00 Sukrit Sunama Personal Development  

Do you know how important naming is? In our human brain, without a name or definition, the thing that we see will be perceived differently and might even seem to disappear. If you don't believe me, let me show you some proof.
11 cards of green, and only 1 blue
Jules Davidoff conducted an experiment on a Namibian tribe that doesn't have a word to describe the color "blue". The researcher showed them a picture of 12 cards, with one blue card and the others green. Only a few people from the Namibian tribe could identify which one was different, while for us, it's easy to spot the difference in just a few seconds. Does this surprise you?
There are only 1 green was difference from another 11 cards. Can you spot it?
He also conducted another experiment where he showed a picture of 12 cards with only one green card that was different from the other 11 cards. Almost all of the Namibian tribe could spot the difference in just a few seconds, just like how you can spot blue. Look at the cards - I don't think any of them are different from the others, but trust me, they are, because I made all the cards myself and I know the color code. But the question is, why?

The Namibian tribe has many words to describe different shades of green. This experiment is evidence of how important names and definitions are and how they affect our minds. Many researchers have come to the same conclusion when reading old documents, like how the Romans used to describe the color of the sea with red wine, and they couldn't figure out what it meant.

You have seen how important definitions are. Without a definition of color, those colors can disappear. The same applies to your life's definition. If you're not actively trying to find meaning in your life, you'll be stuck in the same place, in the same situation, and only grow older. Find the meaning of your life today, or leave it as if it doesn't exist!


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