Saturday, October 15, 2016

Extraordinary Discourse 299

Off-Ramp Talk

Slow down! Exit the mainstream.

In most cases of people actually talking to one another, human communication cannot be reduced to information. The message not only involves, it is, a relationship between speaker and hearer. The medium in which the message is embedded is immensely complex, infinitely more than a code: it is a language, a function of a society, a culture, in which the language, the speaker, and the hearer are all embedded.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Quoted by Maria Popova