Sara Jacobovici en What Words Mean to Me, beBee in English Owner • Creative Arts Therapies Services 22/9/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,2K

What Words Mean to Me: a new Hive

What Words Mean to Me: a new Hive


I have just recently been trying to make “sense” of how words have taken on a significant difference when they are part of social media and then I read @Auroras Sima say in her interview with @Don Kerr: “It´s a paradox: The technical ability to share our thoughts with more people than ever faster than ever, actually led to sharing less. The safest way to share our beliefs is to use a meme.”

Using the words of others through quotes appears throughout our posts and shares. This led me to wonder; can we use the words of others without contributing our interpretation or what those words “mean” to us?

After Auroras’s interview, I next read Don’s interview with @Pascal Derrien and I found myself writing in the comments, to each; My favorite line has to be…

Sure we use the quotes to support our thoughts, points of view or ideas, but that doesn’t really tell us what significance those words, or even the person who said those words, mean to us. 

In this way, I was inspired to start this Hive, What Words Mean to Me: whenever you come across a meme; “a humorous image, video, piece of text” or quote, please write about the meaning and significance that it holds for you.

I will start us off:

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

For me this holds all the following qualities; adaptation, awareness, choice, and potential. Everything depends on what “meaning” we give to the experience, event or situation. I appreciate that Einstein was able to “see” the big picture.

This quote means to me that difficulty does not need to weigh us down, stop us from moving out of the difficulty itself, and/or prevent us from being able to learn from the experience.

Einstein often spoke of the importance of using our imagination, our ability to imagine, and this quote for me has an unspoken part; when in difficulty, imagine the opportunity that lies there waiting to be found.


What Words Mean to Me: a new Hive

I consider Einstein an integrator; he was a scientist, a musician and a thinker/philosopher. I have never seen a quote of his that doesn’t integrate diverse concepts. As a result, he was able to envision how a difficulty can hold an opportunity; he didn’t separate the two experiences.



Sara Jacobovici 23/9/2016 · #22

#20 It's perfectly OK @Randy Keho to "just say" and that's one of the points of this discussion; what we say and what words we use to say it. Using quotes that inspire us to develop our original ideas or support or reinforce our original perspectives is one way to just say it. Always glad to see your contributions to the discussion Randy.

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Pascal Derrien 🐝 23/9/2016 · #21

#19 true agree attitude, eyes etc... also one can be too wordy at times :-)

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Randy Keho 23/9/2016 · #20

I, too, have noticed what I would call the "gratuitous" use of quotes from Sponge Bob to Einstein. What purpose do they serve? To make the author appear more educated? Worldly? Please, people, use your own words and have an original thought. Just saying...

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Sara Jacobovici 23/9/2016 · #19

#18 I would venture to say @Pascal Derrien, that it's about 50% of all. I can not deny that we started our life relating and communicating non-verbally. We then developed the words to utter and put down on stone, paper, screens, that would communicate and express our thoughts and feelings. I think without our non-verbal maternal language, we wouldn't be able to interpret words. What do you think?

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Pascal Derrien 🐝 23/9/2016 · #18

Words that's all it is about isnt it? :-)

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Sara Jacobovici 23/9/2016 · #17

#16 Understood and more than appreciate you taking the time to respond @Chas Wyatt. "Speaking" of piqued interest, looking forward to your interest in "The Tree of Life" hive!

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Chas Wyatt 23/9/2016 · #16

#15 @Sara Jacobovici, I thank you for tagging me, and although I love the song by Neil Young, "Words", I am actually more interested in the hive you started, "Tree of Life", and the reasons for that will become apparent at a later date. I was going to try and limit the hives I belong to, but, everytime I turn around there is some new hive that piques my interest for some reason, or another and I have already exceeded my self-imposed hive limitation. I have a lot on my plate right now with several unfinished projects, but, I appreciate your mention.

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Sara Jacobovici 23/9/2016 · #15

@Chas Wyatt, would love to have you contribute to this hive. Please check it out. https://www.bebee.com/group/what-words-mean-to-me

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