Think of three concentric layers, much as in photography.
This scenario may be transferred to the realm of definition and understanding of words.
The art of not trusting merely in your own idiosyncratic understanding
It shows up that different persons may not mean the same thing by the same words. In fact, according to a study by the Buzan brothers, most often they don't. This is so because individual understanding rests on individually registered, past experiences and what we humans put into terms, differs, and differs even more with education, the Buzan brothers demonstrate. Accordingly, be alert to possible other meanings than those who spring to mind first. [Link; Mmb 64-66.]
It may be unwise to trust merely in thoughts and words
Geared to the situation and the perfect skills at hand -
Bulwark against misuse and abuse
Go for a less awkward and more solvent fare if you can
A definition is a sort of all-round statement. It gives vent to the central or essential nature of something. A definition is linked to the ability to describe and make a focus of interest relatively or comparatively clearer. So there is a focus on salient features, distinctness of outline, and often accompanied by some graphic, enlightening examples too.
Further, features are co-defined and co-understood by the "web" they appear in.
Stringed accuracy tends to help, but not utterly.
Semantic differentials have been made use of to described some words as "warm" or "good-natured", and other words as "cold", and so on. At times there is confusion about cultural changes, emotional ties and attitudes that seem to go with changed words.
You may not have any guarantee that your understanding of a term and phrase is the only valid and operative one. Calm modesty is called for many a time.
Many people read different values and get different emotive experiences from the same words.
A discourse consists of words, utterances, text segments and the whole discourse with its scope. In a tick tack tao discourse - such an essay-table output - various keypoints are first singled out as "interesting" or "relevant" or even "valid" to the task at hand - for example:
Good-looking words and utterances,
By preparing these "fillets" somewhat, perhaps adding a few tricks from rhetoric or poetry and added lines as they come to mind, we may get:
Tick. Bravery may be adequate if grim enough to count at large somehow, and otherwise hardly so
For cogent adequacy some cover form is also called for, like an envelope, perhaps.
Handiness is called for. But bravery unaided is seldom welcome outside the fangs of war and may not be as helpful as needs be.
True handiness can look grim on the way to being consolidated. Handiness that looks good, may go well.
Tack. Try to stick to nice ways of speaking, counsels Buddha too.
Good-looking words and utterances may be up to snuff if you fit in.
Stay pertinently handy and things may turn out well in the long run, if you survive and are up to snuff.
Tao. Natural, agreeable enough discipline comes more from within than without
Manifesting oneself neatly is OK, and a main side to living too. [Carl Rogers' "fully functioning individual" is a key concept to some [See Fuf]] Stay pertinent and relevant to live full well.
The central things in healing disciplines and in manifesting oneself well in life, are "From within outwards", and "From the very core and outwards, perhaps into margins."
If you reach ease of outwardly fit expressions thereby, maybe you are an artist; and in that case you need to be rich in agreeable aplomb along broad lines through crucial events and encounters, is the bet.
Adequate bravery sticks to nice way of communication through sensible, agreeable, judicious efforts. But if your heart is not in it, alas.
By studying the tick tack tao's mainframe's defining characteristics, lay by lay, we place the various keypoints in the most convenient layer - most convenient to us. There may be more than one allotment, for meanings depend on how we understand and interpret a keynote, and what weight or import we give it ad hoc (in the case). For all-round purposes, some middling, non-extreme outlook could pay.
Apropos "middling": Greeks of old too cherished skilled "medianism" under the name of metron. It represents sound balance and measure in some way or several ways. It has to do with adjusting proficiently within pertinent and suitable limits - striking some harmonious balance.
Arne Naess debates various forms of biased or tendentious selections and outputs. [Link]
Parents had better be decent and form jolly good relations and try to keep up appearances, keeping a proper balance or attaining one's ends and not look silly.
Those who keep it up for long, may be relevant and cogent or well helped somehow - one or more of these things.
[⚴: 3.1] will now be explained:
The ⚴ shows (a) the tick tack toe format. The number that comes next - 3 in this case - reveals a sorted angle or platform. Such angles (platforms) can be helpful for comparison work, for blending and fusing the assertions of various and dispersed tick tack tao essays. If you care to, you can sit an knit novel insights till your life's end. But hopefully you find better things to do.
Numbers after the dot - as in [⚴: 3.1] signifies a strand of entry, a lay, - such a theorised level of accomplishment or lift. If the numbers 1, 2 or 3 are missing from the ⚴ signal, there may be no good platform to start off from, not included in the survey, that is. In a hope to remedy it, you could look at any other tick tack tao text with a similar platform (3), and see what seems sensible to import, if anything. It is often possible to criss-cross among essays with identical platforms. And further, it could be that many of the ⚴-platforms given, represent what are archetypes, in Carl Jung's opinion.
Articles about the footing part: [Link]
We need a philosophy of living . . . The Western man . . . hasn't got [such a] philosophy when he wants it. In fact, he seldom wants it. - Lin Yutang 1942, 569. [Cf.]
A formidable, well balanced and unified philosophy may help many people.