Maps and Words
Outcomes in applying the knowledge that "the word is not the
1. The consciousness that life is lived on two levels: 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)
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