The Quandary of Word

Embarking on a journey to write is not always easy. Inspiration usually comes naturally or through life experiences. At times, a person may find they have nothing to write about. In that case, what should one do? Your guess is as good as mine. I just decided to write for the sake of writing, hoping something will come to me. Not usually one to be uninspired, it’s quite difficult writing for the sake of writing. One may also think of the ramifications of their written word. Will it be taken literally or will it be subjective and individualistic to every reader?

Akin to translating works from different languages, a writer’s language is their written work. When reading any written work, you as the reader are deciphering and translating fragments of thought from another individual’s brain. Cognitive functionality plays a huge role in literacy. Every piece of writing is a piece of someone; the writers let you into their minds. There are always literary critics and analysts writing their interpretions on works they have read. Sometimes, semantically or metaphorically misconstrued, a writer’s work can be interpreted in ways never intended, even for the better at times — or worse.

Literacy, in itself, is imperative to the functions of thought that a reader’s mind processes. Different schools of thought or ways of acquiring knowledge affect almost every facet of human life. Not only is the importance of education great but also the type of education one is receiving. In my own assumption, disparities amongst peers often occur due to difference in frequencies while obtaining knowledge. More specifically, individuals can be taught with differing ideologies and methodologies. Insoforth, the educator and system of education is crucial in the development of the type of cognitive faculties one posesses. With that in mind, educators face tremendous responsibility in civilty. Impressionable students with developing minds can be manipulated quite easily to push the agenda of governments, schools or other individuals — good or bad.

With the world expansively networking and maturing into global villages and the rapid acceleration of technology, it is prudent that one is actively engaged in promoting tolerance, patience and understanding of others. Instead of debating with one another over futile matters, would it not be better to join forces and use that combined energy to solve the matters one is so passionately engaged in debating? On the note of global villages, should we start implementing standardized teaching methods so as to allow seamless communication between individuals without getting ‘lost in translation’?

If, in fact, the world does become a tightly knit society, a time will come when educators will have to equalize methodologies of teaching in order that clear, concise and consistent communication can pervail. Perhaps this can lead to global empathy and understanding. And Perhaps this language will be the language of coding.

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