On the Interpretations of a Statement Beyond its Literal Sense
by Lee Fitzsimmons
Far too often, seemingly paradoxical statements are taken at face value and interpreted in a literal sense; however, there are often other possible interpretations of such statements. Such is the nature of many of the more witty and clever declarations made by many of the greatest thinkers throughout the centuries. Since such statements are often known to be elegantly worded proclamations that are capable of surviving throughout the ages, it would be rational to assume that these statements might be filled with other possible kinds of interpreted meaning. Oftentimes, the literal meanings of some of these assertions are merely smokescreens for some of the more subtle layers of nuanced reasoning that may be found, once the more obvious perceptions are stripped from these assertions.
Such is the nature of many of the great assertions proclaimed throughout the centuries. Such is the nature of many of the normal assertions made throughout the years. Such is the nature of many of the everyday whims expressed in the casual conversations of people everyday. Such is the nature of humanity. When all of the various levels of meaning within a certain statement are taken into consideration, it is quite often the case that it contains several nuanced emotional expressions and subconscious notions of logic.
One should not judge a book by its cover.
One should not judge a statement by its most literal meaning.
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Copyright 2013 by Lee Fitzsimmons