Sunday, August 12, 2012
Rough Draft complete!
Side note: we all love our jargon. Every group, every subculture, uses it's own terms and phrases to communicate with each other. Supposedly, this is for ease of communication. Acronyms save time and space, technical words are more precise. But really, this language is used to separate us from others. It allows us to connect with our group and identify who belongs and who doesn't. It makes us feel like we belong, like we are in some way special and distinct. And that feels good. So I use jargon to prove I belong, but I try to make sure that I don't use it to exclude anyone. If I ever start writing on this blog only for those on the inside, then I've definitely lost my way. Feel free to call me on it if you see that happening.