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  1. A very interesting problem is related to the lack of a dictionary definition of the word “understanding” – quite often one of us” describes”, and the other – “does not understand”.

    I worked for some time in the same office with the Chief Engineer of the Company (the smartest person, electronics) and he asked me: “What is the best way to call the part “speaker” – (a piece of hardware that creates sound in televisions, phones and laptops). “Well, it depends on the level of the text,” I said. – The coolest. – Well, �then we should watch GOST ” – and the colleague immediately threw it on my table and left for lunch. It turned out that the correct name of the speaker is “electro – acoustic radiator”.

    A little later, he asked me to “smooth out” a really clumsy phrase for TO and �I asked for five minutes to think about it. “At least half an hour,” he said. “I've been thinking about it since last night.” Half an hour later, I asked for mercy – “I can't improve”, and a couple of days later a friend reported that at a general meeting of the management there were complaints about this particular phrase and only this one. “Well, let them come up with a better idea, agree to any option,” I advised. “That's what I told them, too.” Two weeks later, a colleague reported that no one could come up with a better idea and “left it that way.”

    Reference: my IQ is a school three in the Russian language, which has the form “4”in the certificate.

  2. People, in order to understand and interact with the world known to us, and in order to communicate with each other, operate with concepts that have their own specific semantic meaning. It is a product of direct interaction between a person and the world, existing only thanks to people, created in order to structure information.�

    Therefore, each concept has its own description, definition and, accordingly , a common meaning recognized as such for a certain group of people. Another question is that these definitions are very vague, ambiguous, and do not describe all possible or numerous properties of objects or phenomena. Therefore, there are definitions of different orders that allow you to describe groups of events, phenomena, and objects without excessive detail. Some things do not occur in nature at all, or their existence is not proven, such as infinity.

    As a result, people designated everything in such a way as to isolate certain objects from the surrounding world, give them definitions, descriptions, boundaries, interact with them, talk about the consequences of these contacts, predict the effects of such events in the future, share thoughts about it with other people.All this is completely artificial, adapted to the peculiarities of people's thinking and perception.With our disappearance, all human thought forms, designations, concepts, words, and meanings will also disappear.

  3. We live in a space of meanings and symbols that have some meaning for us. You may or may not be able to verbalize something. For example, a good poet feels when the rhyme is very bad, and when it is normal. Can he explain in words what is wrong? This is a completely separate quality. He may not know the words dactyl and verlieb, but he feels. And someone who knows all the terminology and can explain it in detail is not necessarily able to write at least tasteless verses. And even more than that, the ability to understand poetry is not directly related to the knowledge of terms. A good photographer knows when a photo is rich, interesting, and expressive. Will he be able to tell you about the balance of light spots in the frame, about the strong and weak diagonal, about the GRIP, about the difference in softness and smoothness of shades with the soapiness of the lens, about how many stops you can extend the exposure during the push process at high ISO, about the appropriateness of center-weighted metering instead of exposure correction in minus? Probably not. But he gets interesting and talented shots with his camera. Perhaps he could use a little theory. Maybe not.
    Each person knows more concepts than they can formulate and explain. We operate with symbols in our minds, because this is how we can navigate in space and in situations with non-zero speed. And when you are in the same language or semantic space with the other person, you can apply the concepts you are familiar with. And we absorb these concepts from literature, movies, music, the surrounding society, classes, and our own reasoning.

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