Let’s consider the NLP term, ‘The map is not the territory’, and what this means to the concept of reality. This term basically means that the way you experience the world, might not necessarily be the way the world is OR there is no reality, only perception.
‘Out there’ is simply your view of the world and because of your upbringing, beliefs, socio-economic standing and prejudices, this may differ from everyone else’s view of the same landscape. So what is really real? It probably depends on the observer.
We understand from wave-particle duality that all matter and energy exhibits both wave-like and particle-like properties depending on how they are observed, so what would be an accurate description of this reality?
Add to this the fact that an atom has been observed in several different locations at the same point in time, and reality takes another twist.
As much as beauty appears to be in the eye of the beholder, reality may be in the mind of the observer and probably, none of our supposed realities are in fact true at all.So were do linguistics or language fit into the quantum dynamic?
If we look at Martin Luther King’s iconic phrase, ‘I have a dream’, we get a clear example of how language can affect or infect the quantum dynamic thus changing global consciousness.
At the moment the words left King’s mouth, the whole word was able to experience the dream as if it were their’s alone, but also connected to everyone at the same time. It conveyed a very powerful message and metaphor for peace and hope as still has as much power now, as it did then.The words also had the effect in quantum terms of collapsing all the combined ‘I’s’ into a single global ‘We’.
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