About E1 Matching Understanding
About E2 Reputation After Death
What is life? What is existence? This episode answers these questions directly.
About E3 A New Nomenclature
What is the objective of a nomenclature? How does it work? The two articles, Matching Understanding, Episode 1, and How to Match Understanding, the third episode in Series 2 – Practical Guide to Thumoslang, provide the answer.
In this episode, a high school student explains the importance of Thumoslang. It also explains that “nomenclature is a naming system. The Periodic Table, for example, is part of the nomenclature for chemistry. Elements specified on the table ensure all Chemists have a matching understanding in all their conversations. If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first speak its nomenclature. Social life is a field that lacks its formal vocabulary, necessary for matching understanding. That’s why humans tend to have a hard time with relationships, especially those inside the family. We often misunderstand one another in various social situations. To go from misunderstanding to matching understanding, we need to have a formal vocabulary for social life: the Thumoslang nomenclature.”
About E4 The Law of Love
A Foretaste of Love, the fourth episode in Trekvella’s Series 1 – Thumoslang Stories, offers the objective meaning of love, whereas this episode explains how love behaves. It states that the eight laws of love are not absolute, but they are falsifiable. People can test them and, over time, improve them. They are still valid in describing how love behaves.
Both episodes provide the necessary context for First Encounter with Love, the eighth episode in Trekvella’s Series 3 – Thumoslang at Work. All three episodes together make up the love lesson of Trekvella. Without its knowledge, many parents could not explain the mechanics of love to their children and correctly discharge its power. This secret of love first appeared in Chapter Six of the original Thumos textbook in 2017. Before that, almost all members of our humanity frequently had a hard time with love and, in general, relationships.
About E5 Can Trust Be Trusted?
How is Thumoslang created? This episode explains. Thumoslang’s immense power rests with its thumbnail definitions. Nickantony Quach created the first one in 2001. He included the first set in the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. The book did not mention Thumoslang by name because Nick did not recognize the vocabulary’s immense power until December 2018. Almost a year later, he still did not have any thumbnail definition for the concept of trust. This episode documents how he and his friends, within an hour, came up with the Thumoslang thumbnail definition of trust. It demonstrates that the creation of Thumoslang is an arduous process taking place over many years.
About E6 The Gist of Authenticity
Understanding authenticity as a concept is a big deal because one of the four pathways to regret is the lack of authenticity. Later episodes will spell out the other three pathways to regret. Another episode elsewhere in the Thumoslang octalogy will explain why the lack of authenticity leads to regret. This episode only provides the necessary background information for that explanation.
About E7 Language of Friendship
What is the objective difference between family and friends? This episode explores the opening question using vocabulary provided by Thumoslang thumbnail definitions.
About E8 Significance Needs
What are significance needs? Is having a good life the same as meeting your significance needs? How should one fulfill one’s significance needs? This episode explores such questions.
About E9 Objective Data for Subjective Language
Unwanted drama often appears in the middle of linguistic ambiguity. The listener cannot select from several alternative definitions of a term uttered by the speaker. As soon as we agreed to select a certain sense for that term ahead of every conversation using a few words, we produced a thumbnail definition for it. A collection of such thumbnails make up a formal vocabulary, aka nomenclature. This episode explores the mechanics of Thumoslang and explains what nomenclature is and how it works.