0014 - Quotes and misinterpretations | How to be more practical with words

The Unlearning Playground

02-06-2022 • 17 mins

So much of our waking lives revolve around words that we barely get time to think about what is the right relationship to have with our own words.

We interpret everything – all the quotes we read, all the videos we watch, all the podcasts we listen, all the conversations we have, all the social media posts we consume – all of it passes through the mental models engrained in our minds.

The path from these interpretations being just interpretations to them becoming truths should be one we carefully travel, especially when it matters.

It is not these quotes that are limited, it is our interpretations of them that limit the world we see.

Join myself, Chetan Narang, in Episode 14 of The Unlearning Playground Podcast where I talk about how can quotes, words and our own interpretations of them limit us and our understanding of our world.



(00:23)    Prologue
(02:28)    Words & misinterpretations
(03:44)    Acharya Prashant vs Me - What vs How
(09:27)    Advaita Vedanta and how to be more practical with words
(12:20)    Do what feels right?
(14:26)    Discernment
(15:36)    Closing - an invitation


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"Dreamer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Reaching Out" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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