Chapter 1

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Every person who thinks, thinks in his or her native language.

Languages have rules of grammar, and they're not much different from the rules of mathematics. The rules of grammar exist to ensure consistent and reliable meanings, and to ensure definite relationships among ideas. Grammar is not much different from mathematics in that regard.

If you don't think that it is important to maintain strictly correct grammar, you are doomed to a life of not only confused and incorrect belief, but of being manipulated again and again, all your whole life long.

Every little ambiguity that you tolerate is a security hole in your brain.


Do different languages force different cultures
to think differently from one another?

How could they not?