Language - Appreciating its Subtle Yet Profound Power
lan-guage |laNGgwij| noun: The system of communication used by a community to negotiate shared meaning and build group coherence and understanding around behaviors, ideas, and actions. As a culture shaper, language helps us to direct attention and action. However, the words and structures that make up language not only convey an explicit surface meaning but also impart a set of deeper associations and connections that implicitly shape thought and influence behavior. This is the hidden power of language: its ability to subtly convey messages that shape our thinking, sense of self, and group affinity.
Taken from Ron Ritchhart's Creating Cultures of Thinking, pg. 61.
VIH strives to create a community with a
Language of thinking
Language of identity
Language of initiative
Language of mindfulness
Language of feedback
Language of listening