Does Everything Need a Name?


The first thing people do when encountering something new is seek identification. People are always on a need to know basis.

But as soon as people know, they just as quickly forget. We only remember that which is immediately useful; otherwise everything is just a generality (e.g. “That guy,” “it,” or “that thing”).

The mind requires that we call something, something; it doesn’t cope with uncertainty. If we really need to know but can’t come up with an identifier, we can just as easily use our imagination to make it up.

Names are just noises. We aren’t all what we hear, nor what we see. Everything still lies in question.



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