This here is one I have thought of sometime and have written about it to Nissim Amon by e-mail on May 9th 2016. - Now I thought it is appropriate to post here, at the blog. Now is October 20 2017, I am writing it on a “Word” file, and will add it to my currently stagnant blog when I get the chance.
The idea is simple: - Some people use words in one way, and some use them in another way, - regarding a certain point or issue: - I am not relating to everyday speech. - I am referring to when we need or choose to use more eloquent or elevated language. (In Hebrew we have a word “רהוט” or “רהוטה” but in English it doesn’t seem there is a word exactly matching it)
- In such occasions the difference I am referring to and writing about here exists: - Some people use the language and words in order to fit their need or aim: - In case such language is necessary for the expression of their ideas or message or structure-or-content-they-wish-to-display they would use it accordingly. That is to say when other more common everyday means of communication would practically not serve the aim in an appropriate manner.
This may be obvious but is not necessarily so. - The other kind consists of those who would rather use such language not in the same manner but in order to create a certain impression.
It is not a matter of sincerity. It is not that it does not reflect sincerity clearly and doubtlessly, - but it is not the issue I am intending for here. It is not the main point intended to be pointed at here, however sincerity in itself may be as important and as valuable as it may be. - It is a matter of a person’s capabilities. - Some just use the more serious-sounding language or the more apparently-impressive phrases and sentences in order to sound as they wish and appear to be what they most likely are not. It is true there are occasions which call - though never completely I suppose, - for a certain spirit and means or manner of communication, - but this is not generally what I am referring to and even there things would still be - somewhat at least, - according to what I am saying here. - But generally, - There are those who lack the true feeling or sensation for the language, - who are without the relevant sensitivity as to properly phrase themselves as to express rather refined or truly elevated notions or proposals or ideas - who might sound rather the same to many (otherwise this whole post would have been unnecessary or out of place) in speaking in different occasions or incidents, (and off dignified stages, no doubt) but are essentially different and are fundamentally pretentious even if unaware of it themselves.
Such is the idea I wanted to express here. I believe it of some value if it enables some to trace and/or to detect the true abilities of some intellectuals who may in general somewhat deceive many - even if quite innocently and unintentionally, - as to miss or fail to notice their real shallowness of mind and inability of observing reality as it is in sufficient depth as to come to satisfying conclusions which might lead us where we would aspire to go.
Nice language, isn’t it?
Get my point now?
Some serve the need, - and some imitate, ignorant of the true spirit, unaware this is what they are doing since they mistake empty intellectuality and mere external appearance for true understanding which might sometimes manifest itself in such capable means of expression and sometimes might not need to.
Fools, as a general rule, don’t know they are fools.
This is sometimes not a secret, but sometimes it is.