Three Views on Hunger

To English, hunger is how we are: I am hungry.
To French, hunger is what we have: J’ai faim.
To Esan, hunger is a feeling that beats us: Ohanwen gbime.

What does your language say?
Does your language speak the truth?
What we tell ourselves is our reality, isn’t it?

Footnote:
Thinking about how language might affect perception, and by extension, experience of life.

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One thought on “Three Views on Hunger

  1. To Igbo, hunger troubles us: Agu na agu’m.
    German is similar to French: Ich habe hunger.

    Exciting, just to think about the different perspectives.

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