Saturday, December 9, 2023

Is the meaning of the noun word "trust" bifurcated?

     My research for the noun word "trust" tells me that in 2023 this is a very bifurcated word.
     And for most when we hear the word "trust" the first definition that comes to mind is "believe or "confidence, however, Oxford Dictionaries indicates there is also the need to believe or have confidence there is someone who will deliver that "trust" when needed.
     Moreover, as I've noted in many previous words and meanings posts over the past many years since 2013, "noun" words are more "meaningful" than other parts of speech.
     Nonetheless, well known magazines like THE ATLANTIC are encouraging articles about the noun word "trust" to make note of the fact that lower levels of trust is devastating America, but there is a suspicion the global world is affected too.  As well, so do institutions and even charities suffer the same suspicion that there isn't a reliable deliverer of "trust" to depend on.
     Therefore, I used the descriptive word bifurcated to indicate that the meaning of a word reflects our recent experience, and from what I've determined the sense of "trust" is at an all time low in every way, and in every facet of global society.

Monday, November 20, 2023

The 21st century intertwined use of the noun word "perspective" and the word "morality"

     In the course of completing my research for this November wordsplusmeanings blogspot post, I was surprised to find that a high school had published the most informative article regarding the noun word "perspective" when discussing history.
     So what can determine your "perspective" regarding history and everything that affects you?
     Now here is what Google says:  "...a system of values, normative rules, or principles according to which intentions or behaviors are judged to be good or bad, right or wrong. Such judgment can arise from cultural, religious, or philosophical beliefs."
     In this 21st century, the noun word "perspective"  is important in every phase of our lives, from health to politics to our environment - the main thing to remember regarding the noun word "perspective" is that it is essentially someone's opinion.  And what counts is who is marshaling the "perspective," and who is proclaiming that a particular "perspective" is correct.
     Nonetheless, in this 21st century sadly facts can be cherry picked for a certain "perspective," too, but my research has determined the noun word "morality" is intertwined with the noun word "perspective" – it's a compass of sorts, a determination of what is "right" and what is "wrong."
     Thus, my research has determined "perspective" intertwined with "morality" will affect the way you live your life.
     Some will say that there are measures of "morality," but laws in the civilized world do not allow citizens to kill each other, and civilized nations do not allow grievance to justify inhuman acts, like raping, torture – that's the "moral compass" that guides "perspective."
     In conclusion, a "moral compass" is what guides civilization, and keeps us from returning to the dark ages.