The work of interpreting (as a public service) is connecting humans

Keywords: consulting

Connecting them to each other, to ideas, knowledge, resources, patterns of thinking. Connecting them to opportunities, support, training, and advancement. Connecting them to loved ones, professional services, and communities of shared interest.

https://arsmithstudios.com/2020/03/24/interpreting-as-public-service

Subject and Object: Explorations how we construct meaning and language

Buddhism, communication, dualism, Knowledge, Language, meaning, subject/object

We are all Interconnected even with the Universe

Subject and Object: Explorations how we construct meaning and language

We experience ourselves and the world as subject and object only through conceptualization and language. This dualism, however, is only mental and not real. Mind produces this subject-object dualism. The subjectivity of our mind affects our perceptions of the worldthat is held to be objective by natural science.”

Tom Arnold

The entire world of experience is one which is comprised of the polarity between subjectivity and objectivity. […] The subjectivity and objectivity are mutually dependently originated […] the subjective and objective aspects of our experience are in fact the linked “poles” of a single process.’ Susan Hamilton

In all psychic life there is subject and object.’ Karl Jaspers

 Mental Structures

Defined in psychology and cognitive science, schemas are mental structures of preconceived ideas, a framework representing some aspect of the world, or a system…

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Fostering Collaboration Across Cultures

leadership, thoughts

Shedding Light

Diversity doesn’t come without tension. The key is to know how to make it into jazz and not discordant noise.

Stereotypes are shortcuts our brains use to make fast decisions (especially when there is too much information or potential unknowns). We tend to infer a lot about others based on our past experiences, whether it’s accurate to do so or not. As the world becomes more connected and our interactions more immediate, we interact with people unlike us every day without even realizing it.

Our brains, being the prediction machines that they are, take these stereotypes and form an idea of how interactions will go.

Illustration: Design vs Development

As a quick example let’s look at the work-centric, cross-cultural environment between Design and Development.

A stereotypical concept of a Designer might be that they are:

  • untidy
  • unencumbered by deadlines
  • value form over function
  • generally “right-brained”

A stereotypical concept of a…

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How To Think In A Different Language

Advice, Language learning, Target Language, Thinking, Thinking in a different language

Yuhakko 语학子

One of the most noticeable aspects of getting better at a language is starting to notice your thought-process switching to your target language.

This evolution doesn’t come all of a sudden but rather slowly after months of study in said language.

Yet, some people cannot seem to think in their target language despite learning it for years. Why is that?

I believe there are a few reasons behind this but luckily, those can be arranged and fixed with just a bit of work on yourself. I recommend start with the below 3 actions:

1. Listen to dailytopics

Your life is full of daily actions, repeated over and over. From getting your coffee in the morning, to taking the train, to being annoyed at a certain mail you get, to being happy for a small action, all the way to getting ready to go to bed at night.

Most…

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