Tell me how you talk and I will tell you how you think


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Some people depart from the solution to think a problem and others from the problem to then think a solution.

This fact is materialized in the use of language. This way, there are cultures that tend to think from the end to the beginning and others that do it the other way around.

The ideas of an individual are structured using the reasoning framework of his language and using the semantic and the syntax that represent the language’s intrinsic logic.

From an ontological point of view there are two types of linguistic structures:
1)  Backward-chaining structures, which approach reality, reasoning and communication from the end to the beginning.
2)  Forward-chaining structures, which approach reality, reasoning and communication from the beginning to the end.

To have a non-fallacious perception of reality both approaches have to be used. Languages have different functional structures depending on their backward or forward orientation. An example of backward orientation is English. An example of forward orientation is French. Ideograms are a different approach to written language in which ideas are implicit in the language itself.
The syntax of a language defines the culture’s natural approach to reality.

Your mother tongue will influence your way of thinking. Keep in mind that a sculptor is the one who sees the statue within the marble. If you want to “build”, you need to see the solution and not the problem. If you work as an auditor, seeing the problem is your personal solution.

Free access to “Discovery of the Unicist Ontology of Language”:
http://www.unicist.org/d_uol.php

Diana Belohlavek
VP Knowledge Management
& Communication

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,000 researches in complexity science applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Theory of Evolution.

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