My daughter is slowly climbing her way up the language hill. It’s really neat to see her acquire words. Each time she we recognize that she’s trying to say a particular term for something, such as “kitty” or “milk”, it’s kind of amazing.
But she can’t say the words very well, so as we see her applying labels to things it’s really evident that she’s grasped the concept or idea of a thing. But it also illustrates to me how words largely serve to make us unhappy.
Just a quick set of ideas you can use for your own constructive self-delusion. Remember kids, we do this all the time already — might as well direct it yourself for your own happiness.
This is the followup to yesterday’s post.
I was thinking about humor this morning, wondering what use laughter has for humans. I’ve long wondered this, actually. I never really bought the whole “social glue” idea, that laughter is just emergent as a way to bond. Even though humor plays a role in relationships, it still doesn’t describe how it started. Namely, why did people start making this coughing, barking noise and associate it with “fun” or “good”? Well a connection hit me, this morning.
What does Google think I mean?