Original = old or new? Fine = top notch or average? Meditation = to think or not to think?
good stuff! and a nice way to start the week
So interesting to learn about Janus words and loved this musings on the drifting and changing of words' meanings.
The clearest angle is seeing how they change across time, and you also made me realize how it changes across cultures. Very interesting topic, thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Also loved the Zen teachings applied to mental models. Especially enjoyed learning about the Infatuation as Distraction and The Sum of Non-Parts, beautiful!
Love it! I've had this love of the word literally for a long time now and I think that Janus words is a great term for this idea. I love that literally means both "in a literal manner" and also "figuratively". Also the word "sick" comes to mind which has its original and usual meaning and then the 90s slang of being something cool