Language, and psychology are profoundly entangled. This causes fundamental problems with meaning and communication.
How do we know ourselves?
How do I know you and how do you know me?
How do we communicate with ourselves?
Do we impose meaning on ourselves from outside? Or do we create our own?
Is my psychology a self-imposed myth?
I can import psychological meaning from outside myself, from others, from books. But still, I must own what I import.
Psychological understanding is a mix of owned imports and owned own ideas, a sort of self-imposed myth.
It’s a myth because how can you or anyone analyze the psychology of a single person? How can you analyze and thus know your own psychology?
You cannot do that using psychological terms.
These problems or questions lie not only at the heart of psychology and language but also philosophy.
No abstract outline or explanation or description can let you know yourself. No static network of ideas or words can do that.
Only a method can. A way of talking that expressly addresses what can be known and nothing else.
No one has figured this method out before me (so far as I know) because:
- people have always looked for an external network of ideas and words, rather than the thing itself; the real-time, real-world long moment of working memory, the self in action
- people have not looked there because it goes against a psycho-linguistic instinct to not interrupt or question an interlocutor abruptly (enough) about what they just said or did
This method solves a core problem of language use and meaning; how to use language appropriately and well. At the same time it solves a core problem in psychology; how to understand it clearly.
This method takes time, but will bear abundant fruit. It does that because it strikes right at the heart of crucial problems in language, psychology, and philosophy.
It takes time because people are made up of many parts stitched-together. Many small parts (small enough to fit into working memory) must be identified and analyzed.
This takes time. And that can’t be helped. There is no quicker way to do it.
After many parts (linguistic, semiotic, psychological, memory, sensation, emotion, etc) have been analyzed, a much clearer idea will emerge about what your psychology is, how you use (and should use) language, what philosophy (especially of language and psychology) is.