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Last summer I had an interesting conversation with a friend who was in a more spiritual phase at that point in time.
He was following these people who based a lot of their wisdom on the fact that “everything and everybody is made of light”. What a ridiculous idea, you may think! And so do I, at least in the literal meaning.
While he was trying to explain consequences of everything being made of light, my brain was not really able to take in the ideas he was proposing, since I knew it to not be true. The key, though, was that these people had expanded the word “light” to mean more than it does in our usual use, i.e. “physical light”.
Honestly, I don’t think it is a good to start using a word that is already taken for things it is not commonly understood to mean. Assume I’d expand “apple” to also mean “banana” and I send you shopping for “apples”, but you bring no bananas. I obviously shot myself in the foot there, bananas are delicious.
We settled by giving his “light” a new word that doesn’t collide with “physical light” as much, which allowed me to be open to his ideas.
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