Thumoslang is the formal vocabulary for optimal social life. The following thumbnail definition should help a younger reader.
- Optimum; that means, the best obtainable.
Thumoslang is about interpersonal communication, but it is also about optimizing social life. Social life means living and dealing with other people. Many of them are your social roadblocks, whereas a few are your social shortcuts, which help you speed up towards the most critical milestones in your life. The confusion comes when several people in your life switch back and forth between being your social roadblocks and shortcuts. Without social clarity, it is hard to know whether to invest more time in other relationships. That calls for Thumoslang; it helps you achieve social clarity to have more life with less effort.
- Meaning; that means, description of importance.
- Milestones; that means, chronological objectives.
- Your ideals; that means, your most meaningful milestones.
- Social roadblock; that means, slower towards your ideals.
- Social shortcut; that means, faster towards your ideals.
- Social clarity; that means, the complete understanding of a social situation.
- Thumos; that means, no unwanted drama.
The suffix -lang gives Thumoslang away as a language. Its immense power rests with its thumbnail definitions, each of which specifies, in a falsifiable way, only two things in a few words: a unique concept and when it is at play. You saw eight already; the first one defines optimum, whereas the last one explains the concept of Thumos. Here is one more.
- Journey; that means, self-discovery.
This document, affectionately known as Zebu, is an excellent course to begin your journey towards optimal social life through learning Thumoslang. A better route is to involve either a peer or a mentor along the way. The best approach is to involve both. To hedge your bets, consider all of the following Thumoslang learning options simultaneously: (1) do it alone, (2) do it with a peer, (3) do it with a mentor, and (4) do it with both a peer and a mentor. Do not choose; take all alternatives and make as much progress as possible in each at once.
In all cases, the first step is to study the Foresight Club Architecture (FCA), affectionately known as Hyrax, which has four sections: the introduction, the architecture, listing of rules, and education materials.
It is often a good idea to involve another person in consuming educational material. Ask another person or group of people to read Hyrax (FCA) and discuss it with you, in person if possible.
According to the last section on education materials, the largest source of Thumoslang knowledge is the Thumoslang Reading Collection on Kindle Vella, affectionately known as the octalogy Trekvella. The collection has more than 60 reading episodes. It’s easy to find them; search for Thumoslang on the Amazon shopping website.
Also available on Amazon is the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. It is the first publication to present Thumoslang thumbnail definitions. The hardcover version is available at Barnes & Noble. The book is an excellent source of educational material for every Thumoslang learner, affectionately known as a foreseer.
A significant amount of educational material for Thumoslang is available free of charge. For example, the YouTube series Thumoslang101 captured the first successful demonstration of Thumoslang.
The YouTube series Thumoslang102 captured the first successful use of Thumoslang101. If you want to learn Thumoslang by watching videos, begin with the YouTube series Thumoslang102. Other Thumoslang and related videos are also available on the YouTube TV station Ri4CTV, Rhode Island Foresight Television.
Watching Thumoslang102 should be an experience shared with most foreseers, aka Thumoslang learners. Such a shared experience makes it easier for a foreseer to join other foreseers elsewhere in a permanent move.
INSTRUCTION 2: After reading Hyrax (FCA), watch the YouTube series Thumoslang102. If a peer is available, involve the peer in the process. If a mentor is available, involve the mentor in the process. When the video session involves others, anyone can pause the video for questions and answers.
For example, in Thumoslang102, a mentor is involved along the way, though behind the camera. In the YouTube series “NDBaker93 Season 5 aka Thumoslang103,” the process goes further and involves both a peer and a Thumoslang mentor.
Again, it is often a good idea to involve another person in consuming educational material. Ask another person to watch Thumoslang102 and discuss it with you in person if possible.
For those who have no others involved in reading Hyrax or watching Thumoslang102, it’s time to pump up the power of persuasion.
INSTRUCTION 3: Use information from the Thumoslang Manifesto, or present it entirely in sharing the idea of Thumoslang with others.
If you cannot get any of your peers to join you on your Thumoslang journey, you may want to prepare yourself and choose to become a Thumoslang mentor. The first three instructions above already got you started. The following sideboard story explains why.
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The YouTube series Thumoslang101 on Ri4CTV is a sequence of six videos. They capture the conversation between Ifeanyi Onyekaba and Nickantony Quach. The conversation lasted three hours. It took place in Providence, Rhode Island, on the third Wednesday of August in 2019. The series will, using Thumoslang, sharpen the blade of your mind in three hours and make you an individual far more powerful than you’ve been led to believe.
Good things in life are often derived from relationships. That’s why we all should become experts in human relationships. To become an expert in any field, you must first learn its terminology. Based on the 2017 book, Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration, Thumoslang is the formal vocabulary used in social life to achieve more meaningful relationships with much less effort.
Ifeanyi, the boxer, was 15 years old when he migrated to the United States. He was 25 when he first met Nick in Providence in early summer 2019. The video [Ifeanyi the Boxer | NDBaker93 | S2E2](v=OjNHzYoNcUY) captured their encounter when Ifeanyi began to tell the story of his life.
As the creator of Thumoslang, Nick is the first to know of its power. However, he did not know how to effectively demonstrate it until Ifeanyi asked to meet the second time in late summer 2019. The meeting lasted three hours, captured by the six episodes in the series Thumoslang101.
Three weeks after the filming session of Thumoslang101 was finished, 20-year-old Jairson Ascencao was discovered by Ri4CTV while flirting with a girl in a tree. Several years before he developed his climbing and social skills, he buried his youth in books, mostly fiction at first. Without a father and moving a lot, Jairson didn’t have a stable circle of friends. His mother worked three jobs constantly, so he was alone during most of his childhood. He had to figure out how best to spend his time, and that led him to books. All that time reading, however, prevented him from developing social skills. As Jairson reached high school, he noticed that no one wanted to be near him. He was desperate for a role model. He was even more desperate for a friend.
The school day had just ended during Jairson’s freshman year, and he and schoolmate Scott were walking down the street towards Scott’s house. Scott was excited to be home, but he wasn’t supposed to bring friends over without his parents’ permission. Jairson, however, just really wanted to spend time with Scott. So, when they reached Scott’s house, Scott opened his door and said Jairson couldn’t go in. Jairson laughed, took off his jacket, threw it inside, and said, “but look, my jacket is already inside.” Then he took off his shoes and threw them in, and said, “And now my shoes are already inside.” And finally, he moved Scott slightly to the side and went in before saying, “And now I’m inside.” Scott continued being stern while Jairson was running around making jokes. Then, Jairson figured out Scott’s room and went inside quickly, hiding under Scott’s covers. Scott came over to the room and said, “Jairson, what are you doing? You need to leave.” To which Jairson put on a high voice and a confused tone and said, “Who is this Jairson you speak of? I am a bed!” This made them laugh so much. Scott stopped trying so hard to kick Jairson out, and they began talking about other things. This was the first time Jairson ever made a friend. After this great success, he began to adopt this brute force style as his approach to social life. He brought this approach with him to Colorado State University.
His high school years had made Jairson realize that he didn’t have to know how to achieve a goal to give it a try. It was far better to throw himself into situations with an identified goal and just learn from his mistakes than to do nothing. He did that often and thus refined his brute-force skill throughout the next two years. However, this is a means, not the end.
What Jairson wants, in the end, is a world where people don’t squash each other’s dreams, thanks to his parents’ attitude towards him throughout his life. As he continued to see many others with the same issues, his desire to help build such a world grew more vigorous. As a result, he attempted to build and join various communities where the members could develop themselves. One of these communities was a meditation club that he started alongside a college friend. The club quickly grew to house 25 members, and the members often stated how necessary the event was for their state of mind. From these experiences, Jairson saw how necessary social skills would be to widen his impact and inspire a big following. He approached this problem the way he loved, by brute force.
Even though brute force didn’t get him too far beyond the here and now, his only other apparent choice was to follow his mother’s wishes and become some type of worker. That is until Jairson met Nickanthony Quach.
“When I met you, and I heard you had made a nomenclature for social life, I didn’t care at all what the terms were. What I saw was the genius of bringing the social world into a definition because I had spent the last seven years studying it by brute force.”
Those seven years led Jairson to be the first person to watch all six episodes in Thumoslang101. The 21 episodes in Thumoslang102 captured his reaction. Watching the former in full led Jairson to state at the end of his viewing that:
“I was surprised by how quickly [Nick was] able to sharpen the blade of [Ifeanyi’s] mind. By that, I meant, [Ifeanyi] was able to hone in very quickly and realize some essential things about himself in three hours. I’ve spent so much time in school and never seen someone be able to grow that much that quickly. What surprised me the most was how much I was able to see him grow.”
In the end, the YouTube series Thumoslang101 used brute force to get the brute force method out of Jairson’s social life. The blade of his mind was, too, sharpened just as quickly as he watched the series. To Jairson’s surprise, he became far more powerful in a few days. He was, too, able to hone in very quickly and realize some essential things about himself in hours.
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According to Hyrax, the Foresight Club Architecture, mentors include parents, teachers, and organizers; organizers include employers, politicians, and other leaders. If you want to play any of these roles in your future, you must be ready to exercise your leadership. The first step is to learn the objective meaning of leadership.
As an exercise, take a few minutes and hypothesize what you believe leadership is. Be prepared to review the accuracy of your hypothesis after you do the following.
INSTRUCTION 4: Watch the video [What is Leadership? How to Lead? | NDBaker93 | S1E12](v=ekIJ8MQdCGw) and prepare to lead one or another stranger you cross paths with. When the opportunity arrives, take part in the shaping of that person’s background.
Followers must not live physically near their leader. Leading a stranger does not mean you must turn that person into a friend for life. All you have to do is shape that person’s background, even if you crossed paths with that person only for a short while. It’s not impossible if you gave Thumoslang a chance to make you far more powerful than you’ve been led to believe.
Suppose you want to reshape the background of another person or repair a relationship. In that case, you have to change the other person’s worldview, even if by a tiny amount. To succeed, you should do it briefly. The longer it takes, the higher the chance for failure goes. With Thumoslang, you can change a person’s worldview in a few sentences systematically. Changing Life in 20 Sentences (S5E2), the second episode in the Kindle Vella series Personal Startup Using Thumoslang, explains how. See An Important Walk (S1E1), the first episode in the Kindle Vella series Thumoslang Stories, for a practical demonstration.
Both S5E2 and S1E1 are two of the sixty episodes in the Thumoslang octalogy known as Trekvella. Reparenting Humanity (S6E2), the second episode in the Kindle Vella series Thumoslang Chronicle, briefly walks you through the octalogy.
INSTRUCTION 5: Read the first three episodes in each of the eight Kindle Vella series in the octalogy Trekvella and learn how to change a person’s worldview in a few sentences systematically.
Appendix 1 Listing of All Instructions
On the third Tuesday of October 2021, Alec Mustafayev approved the above text as the initial version of Zebu, A Group’s Guide to Thumoslang. Hours earlier, he also approved the initial version of Hyrax, the Foresight Club Architecture.
Presented below in the order of appearance is the listing of all instructions found in this document.
- Read Hyrax, the Foresight Club Architecture. Tell me more
- Watch the YouTube series Thumoslang102. If a peer is available, involve the peer in the process. If a mentor is available, involve the mentor in the process. Tell me more
- Use information from the Thumoslang Manifesto, or present it entirely in sharing the idea of Thumoslang with others. Tell me more
- Watch the video [What is Leadership? How to Lead? | NDBaker93 | S1E12](v=ekIJ8MQdCGw) and prepare to lead one or another stranger you cross paths with. Tell me more
- Read the first three episodes in each of the eight Kindle Vella series in the octalogy Trekvella and learn how to change a person’s worldview in a few sentences systematically. Tell me more