Today’s minimotivator on expanding your language and world

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Now I’m not going to stick with Wittgenstein’s original premise with this quote as he was referring to philosophical things beyond my grasp.

However, I believe language is both powerful and limiting. If you only speak one language that is the only language you can think and express yourself in. Not always useful.

So, my take for this minimotivator is the idea that the limits of the words you use limit your world. You can see this with children as they struggle to describe the world around them.

Expanding your vocabulary and so your language, or learning another one, will expand your world. You will know the right word to use at the right time.

Talking or writing to the level of a 10-year-old might make it easy for people to understand you but, it might be restricting the idea you are attempting to convey.

To expand your language skills start learning a new word a day or reading more. Reading more brings with it the pleasure of a good story while learning new words and ways to use them. That’s a bonus worth taking up.