LOVE the sign, LOL!!
I just love words and language. I don't have much in the way of talent, but language is definitely it. I just automatically use the words I know to express exactly what I mean, and sometimes I do use words that others may not understand. I try to be aware of that and tailor my language accordingly, but don't catch it all the time.
If medicine were just the words, and I could have forgotten the science, I would have LOVED to be a doctor, just for the joy of the vocabulary!
Actually words are not necessary for thinking -- they are only necessary for verbal thinking. There is, however, non-verbal thinking, which is easily demonstrated in dogs, cats, apes, parrots and preverbal babies. Memory is also not dependent on words -- cats certainly remember the sound of the can opener. I once had a cat that had been dropped off a roof as a kitten onto a concrete driveway, and had clearly suffered brain damage. What was interesting was that she did NOT respond to the sound of the can opener, even when the other cats went running into the kitchen. In addition, I know it's not the smell, because they come running even when I'm opening a can of beans, which surely don't smell good like cat food does.
Just a tidbit to complicate the discussion! :-)
|efforting: acts of putting forth effort, either in the thinking stage or action stage, in order to sustain a task.|