Signs Are Arbitrary

All languages are based on the same two core principles.

How come we can talk so effortlessly to one another? What is it about language that makes it so easy to articulate with it? There are two forces at play here:

  • The arbitrariness of the sign.
  • Our infinite use of finite media.

Sign Up for NextBigWhat Newsletter

Curated. Summarized. Important News. For free.

You May Also Like

The Next Action Habit

Don’t consider a project in its entirety; just focus on the next small task involved in making some progress. Momentum is important; once you get started, it’s easier to continue.…
View Post


From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that…
View Post