Language and human identity

1466 WordsApr 28, 20146 Pages
TOK Essay Language is a powerful tool for mankind by hearing speeches or learning in schools makes us believe that we got knowledge through language where in fact it is not always true only by a stronger ability in language could change peoples perspective. It is not just how people communicate it is the way for mankind to see the world in different perspective of different perceptions that are influenced by emotions and cultures. According to BBC.co.uk “It’s estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. Over a million people converse in 150-200 languages and 46 languages have just a single speaker!”. Lifestyles, beliefs and culture limits the…show more content…
It is proven how language is very important as how my uncle is effected with it, he was a Muslim but as he lives on an environment where majorly are Christianity he is influenced by them and decided to switch religion as he join an affair in a church on sunday. As globalization has given the world a big impact religion might not control the world as there are atheism that are believed by a group of people who do not believe in the existence of God and religion. They are not effected by speeches and all of that kind as religion are believed by majority of human being in the world and that atheism are still existing by now. Atheism was founded on 16th century and Murray-O 'Hair is one of an Atheist president of America which uses again the power of propaganda and speeches which generated through language therefore language controls the world even in religious aspects wether or not it is believed or not. Debates are still going on and religion is one of the hot topics around the world. Debate tells which is true or not by using the power of language and strong evidence. Reasons are taken from the most logical information people get as how they perceive information. This happens to me a lot in school life usually in an exam where i face certain question that is hard to answer where i should construct the most logical knowledge i can write and explain that could be
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