Sometimes the words don't change, but the meaning does. Several interesting conversations this week about words, the meaning of words, how meaning changes, how reality changes and the connection between all of these things.

Very aware that stating one's mission effects whether or not someone will understand what you are trying to do and whether they will support you. There are values that drive these words though. If the values behind the words change then so does the meaning even if the words have stayed the same. Sometimes the words of a mission change, but the values remain the same so the reality does not change. Sometimes the reality changes and then the words don't mean the same thing. There is a constantly shifting relationship between the world and the way that we speak about it. Changing how we speak can change the world and changing the world can change the words we speak.

More thorough examination through real world examples will come in future posts. Just thinking now about words.