We received so much feedback from Jeff and Keir's first post, they were THRILLED to see that their first message reached as far as Illinois, Washington and even WALES!!!
This week, the first question chosen was from a CTC staff member...
Question: From your perspective in observing and interacting with the verbal world at large, what do you view as the greatest disadvantage, if any, of having and using language?
I think that we in general feel that speech is really for people who speak. Usually it really does not matter to us but it matters to speakers. please understand that we would like to have communication with you but we do not need spoken word with each other. i think that one of downfalls of spoken word is that people don't spend enough time listening. Mostly I notice people just answering without really thinking about the answer. only people who really care about the answer listen.
I think there are advantages and disadvantages to both verbal and nonverbal communications but the main disadvantage is taking it for granted. Having a voice and not using it is the most wasteful and neglectful thing ever. It is so easy to for verbal people to voice opinions yet most stay so silent. Have and opinion. Fight fro something you believe in. Use the gift god gave you and make a difference. I do my best with what I have. You do a little with the lot god gave you.
The second question chosen was from the comment below that came from our website from a non-CTC staff member all the way from Washington state!!
Question: "You both got me thinking, Can animals abuse the earth? I am sure there are times when animals feel fear too. What exactly is abuse of the planet?"
I am sure there are times when animals feel fear too. Animals have instinctive approaches to the earth. There only is greed by mankind. The bad intentions of man are what create abuse of Mother Earth. Animals do not have greed. Animals fear the predator but again it is instinctual.
Animals do not abuse the earth because they live off the earth so it is pertinent for their survival. They may so called abuse each other but it is their animal instincts of survival kicking in. Abuse of the planet is a disregard for what gives us sustenance and a home. Without it we are nothing.
Please note the answers to the questions have been typed by the students and have not been altered, edited or reformatted in anyway. These are their genuine thoughts and responses.
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