Daily Wisdom Words

SYMBOLS “WHAT DO THEY MEAN?”

SYMBOLS                            “WHAT DO THEY MEAN?”

Our daily wisdom word today is symbols.  Symbols are unique and always used to mark or apply meaning to something hard to explain.  Here are just a few examples of what symbols can stand for. 

Symbols stand for stocks, bonds, when the stocks name is shortened, initials are sometimes their name, symbols when texting such as emojis and meanings for emotions we experience.  Symbols stand for roman numerals, shapes are demonstrated by symbols that we interpret their meaning for, crosswalks, traffic lights, and so much more. 

Before going any further, let us take a look at the meaning of a symbol in our Webster Dictionary, and the daily wisdom words definition. 

Webster definition for symbols-1.  a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation.  2.  a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract. 

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning of Symbols-signs we interpret created by our peers holding significant meaning in emotions, symbols for sign language and other crucial universal knowledge a symbol stands for so we may all read and understand the particular sign we use to stand for a specific meaning understood by more than a few, most of us in fact. 

It seems like the further along we take education and begin using music symbols, or anything, the more  complicated the symbols can be as we get to a higher comprehension level.  This should give us one clear universal definition of any symbol which is that whatever it is, whether it be the marks used to symbolize a crosswalk, should  be understood by all of us, no matter where we are in the world, but this is not always the case. 

Has it ever occurred to you that different symbols are potentially used for different languages around the world just as different language is spoken? Some symbols can be potentially misunderstood differently in one country verses another although we may comprehend that symbol to mean the same in both countries? 

Because of this, some mistakes I’ve made in the past have been because I have assumed the meaning of  symbols to be universal. It is important we are clear about the big role they play in our life no matter what part of the world we live in or visit,  just as it is important to brush up on the meaning of basic symbols to make sure they concur with what you interpret them to mean in your part of the world.  Their meaning is often universal but this is not a rule, as there are exceptions to this.  Some symbols are only used in one country for a specific contribution or meaning. 

If the symbol of t-mobile stock is different for the New York Stock Exchange than other areas of the world, we need to have some kind of knowledge about these differences to be able to do our jobs for world-wide companies.  Another confusing thing about symbols is often demonstrated in what type of voltage one shape of plug end can be for a blowdryer or curling iron verses another country verses which can also be complicated if you aren’t aware of this before hand.  One thing holds true about symbols that may always be so.  Use them and what they mean cautiously!

Use symbols carefully unless they are very basic symbols to convey meaning in a new country until you do brush up on the new language spoken in this new country and you know what or if there are some symbols there are different than where you are from.  Do you have a comment or question on this post?  Please, after reading this article, scroll down beneath the full article to “join the discussion” area.”  It will not take much to think of a question about this daily wisdom word and none of us think about symbols often and the power they hold with meaning and comprehension. 

Thanks, Samantha LeBoeuf

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Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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