Thinking Wordlessly

Words lack meaning without an image. That’s why language is so hard to learn. Learning leans heavily on layers of reference and emotional connection.

To truly understand something new it has to have an attached value. You’ll want to use it for something meaningful. Just trying to remember something to pass a test never sticks in the long-run.

Rote memorization fabricates memories but it doesn’t create interconnecting neurons. If you strip away words completely all that’s left are images.

Images elucidate meaning, obviating the need for words. Communicating and remembering in images removes the bias of speech. Can you think without words? Cavemen did.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.