Only SEVEN~

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Khalil Gibran once said that people as a species would never make it , or understand one another unless we could reduce our language to seven words. If this were true what seven words should we choose? There are over 1 million 13 thousand words in the English language. How could we reduce that down to just 7 ? Seven words to explain every emotion , every human feeling, every human expression. Anger. Confusion. Hurt feelings. Love. Happiness. Sadness. Exhaustion. Fear. But to have the words stripped down to seven and that is all you are left, you would have to use your facial expressions, and body language, and finger movements to get all your thoughts and emotions across. So what 7 words would we choose? How would we choose? Would each person get 7 words? Or would the human race have a committee to choose 7 for all of mankind? That would be considerably more difficult ! I’ve tried to think of which words I would choose ………….1. Love , obviously…..2. Sorry 3 .Hungry 4.Thirsty 5. Want 6. Cold 7.Hot Because the only thing I could think that we’d really NEED words for would be for the basic things. Everything else would have to be stripped down to a sign or something instead, or would have to be written out into symbols. We are such a language based society we find it almost impossible to think about a society without words. How to function? How to work together? How to even travel inside a city without words. I’m thankful that we have words to help us find our way through the world , through the galaxy , for me it’d be a lonely universe with only 7 words to share between us.

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