Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

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Any word in any language is vulnerable to countless interpretations.

Therefore words can or cannot mean anything. I just have to develop a context. This context may or may not be completely different from general usage.

A context can even invert meanings e.g. It may be wise to be foolish or foolish to be wise depending on context. To some people, context may be synonymous with perception or perspective or anything else. Well, that is their context.

To me, context is the basis of meaning. In this context, I feel guilty of building context and alter the basis of meaning.

Now why would I do such a silly thing?

I do it for my own convenience.

For the sake of convenience, I am assuming that all of us do it for our own convenience.

I do it to get people on the same page or off it. The context may be teamwork or “I’ll do it alone”.

It always boils down to context, pages are too long to convince and yet never enough to get everyone onboard.

So I pick up a word, which is conveniently accepted by the majority, add a few more for a basis which is not rejected by all and build a context of convenience.

For the rejection part, it is a matter of safety. Therefore, as a precaution, I keep the context conveniently flexible.

E.g. here is a buzz I did about innovative thinking.

I chose the root word “Innovation” and clubbed it with one of my favourite words “Thinking”. While both were clubbed and dizzy, I decided not to build the context on them, but highlight them through the post. Or perhaps, highlight their absence in the post and the functional aspect of things.

I did not exactly talk about “Innovation”, it was more about “Creating context”. In this case I built it on “Myths”.

Hence the title:


In context of flexibility, i could replace "Innovative Thinking" and these myths could be about “Creative Thinking”, “Disruptive Thinking” and/or “Leadership Thinking”.

With a little editing they could also be about “Rational Thinking”, “Logical Thinking” and/or “Functional Thinking”.

For those who take pleasure in mocking others, it may also be about “Delusional Thinking” and/or “Dysfunctional Thinking”.

With a little more editing, I could rid “Thinking” altogether and introduce “Problems”.

To justify these observations, by now I have read through the relevant buzzes mentioned in this buzz and the one that I am writing and realized that I have used ‘I’ too often. My intention was to speak from personal experience and introspection. Additionally, I wanted to be safe and avoid “You” as I might come out as biased or judgmental.

But now, I might come across as self-obsessed, self-absorbed and egoistic. Therefore from here on, I will conveniently address myself as Y.

Simply because it rhymes with Y, the way  Y say it.  It also reminds me of “Why”, a question that Y ask too often.

Numbers represent hierarchy so Y counted them out. Initially Y had opted for X, but then Y did not like marking myself as anonymous.

Hence, Y it is. Y think it will do just fine.

Pardon me for digressing. Y got involved with the utility of Y. Coming back, Y return to the picking of words. This can be seen in my other buzzes, as can be seen in the word of choice followed by the link.



c) BRAND -

Y come to think of it as very convenient to interchange “Struggle” with “Influence” and still make the context of the mentioned buzzes work.

Y suppose that each may hold its own unique meaning.

Y leave “Brand” alone. Changing context may make it useless and inconvenient.

Y find it inconvenient to make it inconvenient for others, but Y think of this ‘finding’ quite contradictory to this buzz.

Y enjoy writing, perhaps a lot more than Y used to in context of articles. For the sake of enjoyment, Y reimagine an earlier Linkedin Post into a Bebee Buzz.

After a few interactions with Sara Jacobovici and a review of the comment on the original post by Ali Anani, Y find it convenient to build context in this way. Y am not sure if you do.

If yes, perhaps Y stretch this across a series. Consequently, Y write about the Context to Select or reject meaning,

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Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #13

Therefore words can or cannot mean anything. I just have to develop a context. This context may or may not be completely different from general usage. True, Language lives a life of its own in general usage. But people endlessly form and reform context to justify a certain meaning. In the world of content we extend a certain context within what is percieved as logically acceptable, but that extension can be imagined to mean somethig unrelated. It is similar to a Chinese Whisper, but we can see the evolution.

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #12

Devesh> "Therefore words can or cannot mean anything. ." Devesh, with all due respect, this is not true. If you are saying that the meaning of words can evolve and be adapted to differing contexts, I agree. However, language lives a life of its own and words acquire meanings and connotations independent of arbitrary definition. Otherwise, we would not be able to communicate. If, of course, I understand what you are saying here. :-) Cheers! And thank you for inviting me to comment.

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4 years ago #11

Phil Friedman

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4 years ago #10

thank you for previous interactions which somehow helped me decompress certain thoughts which were actually overstuffed in a previous Li post.

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4 years ago #9

Gerald Hecht

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4 years ago #8

Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard

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4 years ago #7

glad it is of use. Thank you

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4 years ago #6

i am puzzled too. So i wrote it to see what other thoughts follow.

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4 years ago #5

every context is limited. I built one for convenience :)

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4 years ago #4

Thanks for the Sir. Hope you just call me Devesh

Beautifully composed dear Jeet Sarkar. You an issue that is of great relevance. In Arabic a word is written in Arabic alphabit may read nashtum or nashtam. Nashutum means to curse. Nashtum means to smell. It is only when we add a word like flowers that we read it to smell. Amazingly, even some people still read it as curse the flowers. I enjoyed and shared your lovely buzz.

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #2

you leave me with a lot to think about :)

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #1

Thank you for the mention @Devesh Bhatt. Your post leaves me with much to think about.

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