New York Society of General Semantics
Applying Science to Improve everyday life
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NYSGS's Goal is simple: Aiming to improve one's ability to evaluate
the world and one's place in it.
General semantics (GS) involves applying techniques, habits, and viewpoints
of science to problems of everyday living. GS encourages the use of the
Scientific Method (observe, hypothesize, experiment, and conclude)
General Semantics provides methods and practical devises to teach us that
life issues become clearer and more manageable as we move toward…
- A better understanding of the background assumptions we bring to a situation.
- Willingness and an ability to make careful and clear observations.
- A willingness to continuously test, evaluate, and examine our assumptions
and behavior based on our observations.
The discipline of general semantics is based on a set of science-based
values that have greatly contributed to human progress. These values include
recognizing the importance of change, objectivity, relativity, uncertainty,
"non-elementalism," experimentation, distinguishing between
fact and inference, and consciousness of evaluation. The holding of such
values, as opposed to their opposites, can mean the difference between
an "unsane" and immature view of reality and a sane and mature view.