Thoughts and Languages

12 Sep

Can we understand what others say or what others are meant to say?
Can we describe what we do or what we have done?
For whatever we do or have done, there is a purpose for it.
What is the purpose of what we are doing?
What is the result of what we did and how to demonstrate what we did?
How do we demonstrate a purpose or a result with visual aids, body languages and verbal language?

Understanding a purpose requires thinking; acting to achieve a result requires methodicalness guided by thoughts. The more complex an action is, the more thoughts are needed to put into the action.
It is essential for the action to be carried out successfully to achieve its purpose.

For many simple actions, we do them without thinking of them or with the habit of doing them correctly. The following quote by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, shown in the movie, The Iron Lady, may be a proper illustration.

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become … habits. Watch your habits, for they become your characters. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.”

For more complex actions, we have to think harder. Oftentimes we do such thinking systematically: one is in the top down fashion analytically; one is in the bottom up fashion synthetically. Analytic thinking gives us the guidance through a complicate action logically, whereas synthetic thinking rationalizes what we have done either correctly or wrongly. Both are processes of theorization. The guidance obtained through analytic or synthetic thinking consists of principles, which are obeying nature laws.

Here are examples of our thoughts in actions while exploring physical world.

  • With the understanding of laws of fluid dynamics we build the best ships;
  • With the understanding of laws of aerodynamics we build the best airplanes.
  • With the understanding of electromagnetic waves, we build the best broadcast networks, wired or wireless.
  • With the understanding of light properties, we build fine machines, such as laser surgical medical devices.
  • With the understanding of nuclear physics, we build efficient energy supplies, batteries or power supply networks.


  • With the exploration of particle physics, we try to understand our universe, the big bang cosmology and the age of universe.

Here are examples of our thoughts in actions while exploring biological world.

  • With the understanding of our environment, the coexistence of plants and animals, and the structures and life cycles of these plants and animals, we produce medicine to cure diseases and prolong lives.


  • With the understanding of dynamics of breathing, digestion, circulation, neural, and reproduction systems of human beings, we prepare ourselves for having the best protections in case of natural disasters.
  • With the understanding of Evolution Theory of biology, we make efforts to protect our living environment for the best of our presence and our future.

Natural laws exist within our social environment as well. For example, as having quoted above, from Lady Thatcher, the positive thoughts lead to positive words and actions, in turn, lead to positive habits and characters. Therefore, the positive thoughts benefit our mental health individually; the positive thoughts benefit our society collectively.

Thoughts can be the original of which creative people make; thoughts can be the inspirational that role models lead by examples. Our thoughts, either created or inspired, are communicated through languages. They are the drivers of our civilization.


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