A lot of amazing things have happened in the world because someone first talked about making them happen.
While you might think talk is “just talk,” without those initial formulations of thought, we could never have gotten to the results from the Declaration of Independence, the U.S Constitution, or even the menu items at your favorite restaurant.
Action is a huge part of creating results, but first those actions had to come from a thought, which comes from language.
What is the reason any of us feel the need to speak about anything? Is it to instruct? To inform? To berate? To prove something? To connect? If we’re not certain of our purpose for speaking, we might find that we do a lot of talking and not a lot of connecting.
Listen in to this week’s Bock Talk which refers to an essay by Daniel Quinn. Check it out here for more context.