FiDE #9 - Language

Does language only describe, or does it also create? Do we need a word to describe a concept or do we need a concept for using a word? Does language separate or unite?

Language is a powerful tool for humans. It enables us to create a common understanding by communicating abstract ideas to each other. It is our how - how ideas are manifested or communicated between people. Words can express what we value and how we define ourselves.

At the same time, the same word can have different interpretations based on how we look at the world. Some words can even become obsolete with evolving worldviews. We explore many examples of how language can be a bridge - a meta-tool - and translate between different perceptions. For example, we explore the language and consciousness of the 169 Sustainability Development Goals.

We finish by exploring if we can even communicate without words.


The FiDE podcast - an exploration of life.

FiDE is the abbreviation for the Foundation for Intentional Decisions. At the same time it means trust in Latin. How would a life, a way of working and a society based on trust look like?

In this series of ten episodes Jens Rinnelt and Stellan Nordahl explore life - what it means, what it implies and how we can look at it, choosing life-affirming directions.

If life is what we perceive as life, what then is perception? What informs our perception, or in other words how do we make sense of the world? And can we choose how we look at the world?

In this webcast we embark on a philosophical and experience-based journey to explore life itself and the fundamental assumptions we hold about it. We look at how we form the worldviews, our perception, that we hold. We explore what happens if we choose to take on a different pair of glasses of how we look at the world.

Adopting a complex, holistic and life-affirming worldview provides us with a practical and applicable ethical model for everyday decision-making on societal, organizational, team and personal level.

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