Welcome Series 1
The ancient Greeks recognized two unique ways of thinking, speaking, and acquiring knowledge. The first was through the means of pragmatics and reason, which they called logos. This was an effective means of transferring information for functioning in the world, organizing as societies, and planning ahead for survival. However, this mode of communication lacked the means to convey meaning, emotion, and passion. For this, they turned to another form they called mythos. This form of communication lived in stories, poetry, and art. It was how the Greeks shared the heart of the matter and passed along the same spirit from one generation to another.
In time mythos lost its credibility. We came to trust only that which we could touch and see, research and prove. With the loss of mythos came the loss of our ability share deeply, profoundly, and wonderfully, and instead only speak in arguments, proofs, and data. However, we’ve recently come to rediscover the power and necessity of this wonder-driven, relational, meaning-filled communication in the West and we’re beginning to see the fruit of it. There are still many platforms designed for communicators to share through facts and figures, but not myths and wonder. We need more stages that make room for this lost art.
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