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    On Sep 11, 2014 Abhishek Thakore wrote:

     At one level. having multiple words surely allows for greater nuance and precision....but then again, words are merely pointers - in fact they can end up becoming cages, keeping us from the seamless experience of an emotion....

    The many words for snow may help the eskimos but maybe a child playing in the snow for the first time ever (without having even a single word for it) experiences snow in a much rawer and direct way than a 30-words-for-snow eskimo ever can....

    In fact the moment I know I am going to meet an 'eskimo' I already have made so many assumptions about the person.....the word, in that case actually is a hurdle for me meeting the real person hiding behind the word....

    The deepest of our experiences are beyond words - and we are united in our inability to ever articulate or share them and in reveling in their ineffable-ness

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    On Sep 13, 2014 Nilam wrote:

    You said it beautifully......!!!!Deepest of our experiences are beyond words!!! If somebody truly loves you don't need them to say it loud can just feel it in your heart!!!! 

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    On Sep 15, 2014 Jyoti wrote:

     Your words nicely explain the limitations of words !

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