We don’t describe the world we see – we see the world we describe
We don’t describe the world we see – we see the world we describe. Language, as the single most fundamental force of the human intellect, has the power to alter perception. We think in words, and these words have the power to limit us or to set us free; they can frighten us or evoke our courage. Similarly, the stories we tell ourselves about our own lives eventually become our lives. We can tell healthy stories or horror stories. The choice is ours.
by Dan Baker Ph.D. and Cameron Stauth
from What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better (2003)
image – Lachlan