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Toward better communication and understanding
on June 20, 2002
One of the more readable books on General Semantics and how to use it in a practical manner. Among other things General Semantics focuses on the fact that what we perceive to be fact and reality is only a portion or one aspect of true reality. By opening your understanding to more fully grasp all of reality it opens the doors to deeper understanding, happiness and better communication in all areas of life.
At several points the authors refer to "Science and Sanity" by Korzibsky. This was the first authoritative text on General Semantics but was written in a very technical style that most people would find very difficult to follow and digest. All the major points of Korzibsky's work are included here in a much more readable style that allows the reader not only to understand the concepts but to actually start applying them right away.
An excellent book for those who are interested in bettering their communication with others, NLP students and other communication professionals, as well as those interested in General Semantics, it is a recommended read.