What’s in a Name?

Words shape the way we see the world around us.  We are a social animal that relies on discussion and interpretation to understand what we see, figuring things out in a kind of committee.  Our thoughts are often in language, a Jungian dialogue between our outer and inner selves. There is a rich meaning beyond the simple names that make up our lives like “house” or “car” or “spaghettios”.  When events overtake us we need words that describe them such as “Depression” – the alternative is anxiety. Yet choosing the right word with the right color is tricky.

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