Thursday, January 19, 2006

My Feelings Exactly!

The fish-trap exists because of the fish.
Once you've got the fish, the trap can be forgotten.
Words exist because of meaning.
Once you've got the meaning, the words can be forgotten.


Chuang Tzu

I've been a "professional communicator" for more than 20 years now. After countless meetings determining themes, titles, vision statements, etc, after seemingly endless hours fretting over commas, periods, and word choice, I now more than ever add my "Amen" to the above.

2 comments:

e said...

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Texas2Tennessee said...

Ponder this...what if the fish-trap doesn't exist because of the fish, but because of hunger? What is words don't exist becuase of meaning, but to satiate the hunger in mankind to define the Divine and be heard? Hmmmmm.