When I have spoken about general semantics and Albert Korzybski, most people have never heard of either. I usually get blank stares or polite disinterest. Why is that?
My Papa, Emanuel Ebner, thought general semantics would one day save the world, and he certainly tried to do his share to make that happen. Korzybski was as close to a god for my father as any atheist can acknowledge such an entity, and General Semantics became his religion.
As a child, I was required to read Science and Sanity as well as Manhood of Humanity; our family’s bibles. Pretty much non-understandable concepts for a young child of eight. And apparently not very relevant to most adults today. So, what do we need to do to change these perceptions and misperceptions?
We need to infuse passion and storytelling to create interest. I think this is what we’ve done, my Papa and I, by writing Saving Papa’s Tales. Let us know what you think.