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Maps and Words

Module 6

Outcomes in applying the knowledge that "the word is not the thing"

1. The consciousness that life is lived on two levels: verbal and non-verbal.

2. This attitude: the word is not the fact.

3. The habit of asking, “Do the words fit the facts?” Pupils who are trained to apply this habit should make fewer false identifications. They should know that talking about a situation is not doing something about it; that saying, “I didn’t know,” does not justify mistakes.

4. The habit of asking, “Can I observe the answer to this question for myself?” rather than always rushing to the nearest book or person for the answer.

(The above outcomes are
taken from Minteer, Words and What They Do To You, Lesson  4)
Proceed to Module 7



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