Symbols vs Substance
Society is long on symbols, but short on substance. We are awash in religious,
political, professional, and commercial symbols that promise but don’t deliver.
Why is there such a disparity between symbol and substance? Perhaps it’s
because our language is largely symbolic and subject to misunderstanding,
misrepresentation, and manipulation. So let’s try to clearly distinguish between
the symbols and substance of society by minimizing the former and
maximizing the latter.
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