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Guide to Thumoslang

Practical Steps to Your Ideals

Nickantony Quach & Alec Mustafayev

Discover how the power of social clarity could make your internal conversations more effective, meaningful relationships much stronger, and the actualization of your ideals go faster.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction
  2. Your Ideals & Your Ideal Self
  3. Thumoslang Companion
  4. The Most Important Thing in Life
  5. A Demonstration of Thumoslang
  6. The Origin of Thumoslang
  7. About the Author
  8. The Thumoslang Discovery
  9. The Importance of Thumoslang
  10. The Importance of Social Clarity
  11. The Nomenclature for Social Clarity
  12. What Do You See in the Mirror?
  13. Why the Second Mind?
  14. Your Best Group
  15. Shared Understanding of Terms
  16. Widespread Use of Social Clarity
  17. How Thumoslang Works
  18. The Ollie of Social Life
  19. The Rise of Thumoslang
  20. Social Clarity Day
  21. The Black Mountain of Social Life
  22. Is Thumoslang a Cult or Religion?
  23. Reparenting for Everyone
  24. Appendix
  25. Overview of This Guidebook
  26. Thumoslang Achievement Levels
  27. Thumoslang Starter FAQ
  28. Pending Editorial Tasks
  29. Estimated Word Count
  30. Release Notes

 

1 Introduction

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Your ideals are the same as your ideal self, which means, what you truly want to become. “Everything else is secondary,” said Steve Jobs. This guidebook shows you the first practical steps in developing your ideals, in keeping others from interfering with your life, and in building a group of in-person friends who keep on encouraging you and nurturing your ideals. To be sure, if you lack social clarity in your internal conversations, face unwanted drama too often, are not sure of your social life or your path into the future, or have no friends and no groups available on a regular basis to help create your ideal self, this book is for you.

When you spend more time in damage control mode and less time benefiting from your various relations, you waste a great deal of effort in your social life. Such a cost of opportunity keeps you from going at high speed towards your ideals, in creating your ideal self, and in actualizing what you truly want to become. This is likely due to a lack of social clarity, which is essential for internal conversations and vital for meaningful relationships.

Social clarity is essential for internal conversations and vital for meaningful relationships.

If you want others to love you, the first step is to show them how to respect you. If you want others to respect you, the first step is to show them how to avoid interfering with your life. If you want others to avoid interfering with your life, the first step is to make them understand your ideals. How could this be possible if you did not develop your ideals, create your ideal self, and express what you truly want to become?

You have to struggle to reach each and every milestone most meaningful to your life. People around you often make it harder for you to do it. Your relationships with them should be considered as the social roadblocks in your life. The social shortcuts are your relationships with those who make it easier for you to advance towards your ideals. Knowing how to reduce the number of roadblocks and increase the number of shortcuts towards your ideals is the art of relationship management. This book should get you started in better management of your relationships.

You achieve another ideal of yours when you own your first car, your first home, or when you first have a spouse. Your ideals are together all the most-meaningful milestones in your life. The person who is the best in helping you to nurture your ideals is called your second mind. The small group of several in-person, second-mind friends is called your best group. In other words, your best group is the small group of in-person friends who are the best in encouraging you and nurturing your ideals on a regular basis. For ease of in-person collaboration, the group, formally known as a selfdevtable, should have no more than four members.

All of the above is near impossible without any level of social clarity. How many relationships did you actually have last month? Exactly how many more or fewer relationships do you actually have this month? Being able to quantify the exact number of actual personal relationships in a given week or month is a demonstration of social clarity. You have social clarity when you have a full understanding of various situations in your social life.

You have social clarity when you have a full understanding of various situations in your social life.

In order to realize all of the above–developing your ideals, reducing roadblocks, and adding shortcuts to them, plus building and maintaining your selfdevtable, aka. best group–you must first be able to achieve social clarity through internal conversations. This can now be done systematically through the use of Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity first presented in 2017 by the book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. One of its authors is Nickantony Quach.

When Alec Mustafayev graduated from high school in 2020, he became the first who grew up with Thumoslang. He used its architecture of social logic to resolve a number of years-long social issues and thereby greatly improved his social life. His first encounter with Thumoslang was captured by the video series Thumoslang104 on Ri4CTV.

Alec’s 20-year-old friend Jairson Ascencao also gained a great deal of profit from Thumoslang. It gave Jairson the power to effectively heal the relationship, which has been damaged over the years, between him and his mother in just a few weeks. Most did not know that until after he disclosed the fact in, Video Letter to Lucia, which is Episode 1 in Season 3 of the YouTube series NDBaker93.

NDBaker93 is named after their mutual friend Norman D. Baker (born 1993). He was also exposed to Thumoslang. In February 2021, he became the first who effectively articulated the fact that, with its architecture of social logic, people could achieve social clarity in their internal conversations. Using Thumoslang in his internal conversations while interacting with others, he felt at ease handling various social requests, especially those seemingly in conflict with his ideals, without making others feel offended.

In 2021, with occasional help from their mutual friends Jairson and Norman, Nickantony Quach and Alec Mustafayev wrote this book to formally introduce everyone to Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity.

 

2 Your Ideals & Your Ideal Self

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As children, the people we look up to are famous, which is why many of us want to become famous even into adulthood. Then, just as now, becoming famous is impossible without help. With better relationships, especially those in the same group, you can be greatly accelerated towards your ideals. As one group, such as our immediate family, fails to make us famous, we long for being part of another group that can succeed, such as our friends. Consider the following definitions:

  • Reputation; that means, support driven by emotion.
  • Fame; that means, widespread reputation.
  • Peer; that means, in the same frame of reference.
  • Success; that means, peer recognition.

When a group happens to make us feel good, we settle for the provided comfort and let go of the original desire. This is why most of us choose to live our life by default, rarely by design. This is how you give up your ideals and compromise your life’s mission.

  • By-default; that means, no alteration.
  • Deliberation; that means, documented consideration.
  • By-design; that means, deliberately and purposefully.
  • Mission; that means, goal-oriented operations.

As the earlier failures of your life sink in over the years, it becomes easy to blame everyone around you for things turning out this way. Indeed, they did not help you effectively, but that is not their fault. It is also true that most people would help if they know how they could do so. This happens because you probably have a hard time making your ideals understood in the first place. That’s a failure in social life. Until it’s resolved, the consequences are long-lasting.

As we grow older, we become more practical. Most of us give up on the idea of ever being famous. It’s hard enough to survive. Nearly everyone will not end up being celebrities. Then, just as now, survival is impossible without help. Most people cannot survive without help from either the employer they work for or the customer they service. Working in or with a group is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Usually long after graduation is when most of us understand fully the importance of success in social life.

Is it too late to realize your dreams? The short answer for almost everyone is; no, it is not too late so long as it is closer to aspiration and not fantasy.

  • Want; that means, identified lack.
  • Desire; that means, feeling of wanting.
  • Dream; that means, thoughtful desire.
  • Hope; that means, the desired outcome.
  • Aspiration; that means, hope for self-achievement.
  • Fantasy; that means, unrestricted by reality.

Do you want to write a book? In that case, its publication would be an ideal of yours.

Do you want to graduate from high school or college? In that case, graduation would be an ideal of yours.

Do you want to become a parent? In that case, the birth of your first child would be an ideal of yours.

You achieve another ideal of yours when you own your first car, your first home, or when you first have a spouse. Your ideals are all the most-meaningful milestones in your life. The best person who helps to nurture your ideals is called your second mind. Consider the following Thumoslang thumbnail definitions:

  • Meaning; that means, description of importance.
  • Milestones; that means, chronological objectives.
  • Ideal; that means, perfect fit.
  • Your-ideals; that means, your most-meaningful milestones.
  • Your-ideal-self; that means, what you truly want to become.
  • Second-mind; that means, nurturing an in-person friend’s ideals.

It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of your ideals. Remember, your ideals are the same as your ideal self, which means, what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Your ideals are the same as your ideal self, which means, what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

 

3 Thumoslang Companion

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All the bulleted items presented in the previous section are called Thumoslang thumbnail definitions. In a casual conversation, they are referred to simply as thumbnails. What’s the thumbnail for companionship?

  • Companionship; that means, shared experience.

As you are reading this, you are one of the first human beings to embark upon a journey into the new humanity, which is not totally unlike what was “imagined” by John Lennon.

  • Journey; that means, self-discovery.
  • Peer; that means, in the same frame of reference.
  • Reality; that means, agreement by independent peers.
  • Nature; that means, the way of reality.
  • Humanity; that means, human nature.
  • Imagination; that means, mental images.

By the end of the second chapter, it is very likely that you might be thinking, “Gee, this book doesn’t dick around and waste my time.”

“Within the first two chapters,” you might be telling yourself, “this book already sent my mind across the universe of my past.”

In that case, you may want to take a break from reading this book. Give one, or even a few, of your peers an opportunity to participate in the same journey, at the same pace.

On this journey, you might wonder how far a thumbnail definition is away from its perfection. You might even come up with a better version. With whom should you carry out a discussion involving the possibility of improving a Thumoslang thumbnail definition? That’s why you need to have a Thumoslang companion. That’s why you need to involve a peer of yours in this journey as soon as possible.

Consider the following. Instead of gaining this knowledge for yourself at the fast speed possible, help a peer of yours do the same, at the same pace. That would for sure make your Thumoslang journey much more fruitful.

 

4 The Most Important Thing in Life

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Your culture is all the ideals of the people from your region or your nation. Their ideals include their arts, beliefs, customs, social norms, laws, institutions, capabilities, habits, social behavior, and other products generated by their work, derived from their thoughts, or passed down from earlier generations. Their ideals are all the cultural milestones most meaningful to themselves. Likewise, your ideals are all the milestones most meaningful to you.

  • Culture; that means, all the work and thought passed down.
  • Your-ideals; that means, your most-meaningful milestones.

You have to struggle to reach each and every milestone most meaningful to your life. People around you often make it harder for you to do it. Your relationships with them should be considered as the social roadblocks in your life. The social shortcuts are your relationships with those who make it easier for you to advance towards your ideals.

  • Social-shortcut; that means, faster towards your ideals.
  • Social-roadblock; that means, slower towards your ideals.

Family and friends tend to be the people who bring both roadblocks and shortcuts to your life. Whenever they act as roadblocks slowing you down in your journey towards your ideals, they exaggerate benign events and bring about unwanted drama in your life.

  • Drama; that means, exaggeration of benign events.

The phrase your ideals is a shorter way of saying, your ideal self, which should be the specification of what you truly want to become. Remember, everything else is secondary.

  • Your-ideal-self; that means, what you truly want to become.

The biggest reason why you would have a great deal of unwanted drama is that you are not sure of how to answer the following question. What do you truly want to become? To answer this question, you need to know something about your most-meaningful milestones.

The second biggest reason for unwanted drama is that you are not sure of how to express in writing a specification of your ideal self. Without it, you cannot determine how fast you are moving towards your ideals. You need to express in writing what all the milestones most meaningful to you are.

The third biggest reason for unwanted drama is that you have a hard time telling others how they could avoid slowing you down as you are moving towards your ideals. If they could not understand your ultimate destination, how could they avoid interfering with your journey in life?

The fourth biggest reason for unwanted drama is that others are not interested in your ideals. This explains why many have a hard time gathering a group behind their ideals.

All of the aforementioned problems might come about usually because you might have used the wrong words, you might have used them at the wrong time, or you might not have discharged their power appropriately. To minimize such problems in life, you need to master a nomenclature for social clarity. Thumoslang happens to be such a nomenclature. Its power is demonstrated in the next chapter.

Thumoslang is the shortcut to your ideals!

 

5 A Demonstration of Thumoslang

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You have 24 hours each day but with sleep, work, and play, you have very few hours left for relations. As you waste more effort on less-important relations, you have less effort available for consequential relations. That’s why you need to master the art of relationship management.

  • Resource; that means, a source of benefit input.
  • Management; that means, minimizing resource-waste.

It does not matter how great you are at management, relationship management does not work if you cannot effectively count the number of relationships you actually have. Try it, write down an estimated number of relationships you think you now have. Did you include non-romantic relationships such as those with your classmates or coworkers? Did you consider relationships with other members in various groups to which you belong? Did you exclude the people who are on your contact list but they did not interact with you in the last one week or month?

How many relationships did you have last month? Do you now have more or less? If you could not quantify the difference in relationship count between any two given months, you could not fully do relationship management. If you could do it, you might not be mastering relationships. In that case, relationships might be mastering you and you might thus be enslaved by relationships. In that case, you might not be in control of relationships but relationships might be in control of your life.

To master relationships, you must understand the differences between a relation and a relationship. It’s hard to tell because both involve the same feeling of being included.

  • Inclusion; that means, considered as a participant.
  • Involvement; that means, causing inclusion.

When you meet a random person in the public, you have an interaction. When that person, say Kevin, helps you figure out where to go, you have a service. When Kevin lets you know of his phone number, you have a contact.

  • Interaction; that means, the action between.
  • Service; that means, deliberate assistance.

When you go to the bakery where Kevin works and buy bread from him, you receive another service from him. Because you like the bread, you go there, again and again, then every day. Each time, you talk to Kevin for a minute then pay for the bread and leave the store. You may see Kevin almost every day during the month but neither Kevin nor you would think of your ongoing interaction as that of a relationship. To be sure, a service is not a relationship. A step in between is a relation.

  • Purpose; that means, value to others.
  • Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.

A relation is an activity by two sides sharing the same purpose. Your meeting with Kevin every day at his bakery was never a relation because your purpose there was to buy bread from him and his purpose there was to sell bread to you. Without the same purpose, the interaction is likely to be a service, which is neither a relation nor a relationship.

When you join a weekend chess club, you may play chess with three members of the club regularly. As you share the same activity and the same purpose, you have a relation with each of the three.

At the same time, you also join a weekend tennis club. You also play tennis with four members of the club every week. As you share the same activity and the same purpose, you have a relation with each of the four.

With the three chess-mates and the four tennis-mates, you now have seven ongoing relations. In such a situation, none of them would consider you as having a relationship with any of them. If any of them did, that person was looking at a phantom relationship, which is a relationship in the mind but not in reality.

If Mary is your chess-mate and she is also your tennis-mate, she is having two ongoing relations with you. As soon as you have at least two ongoing relations with anyone, you have a relationship with that person.

  • Relationship; that means, ongoing relations.
  • Phantom; that means, no substantial existence.
  • Phantom-relationship; that means, less than two ongoing relations.

All the bulleted items presented earlier are called thumbnail definitions. They are often herein referred to simply as thumbnails.

  • Thumbnail; that means, brief but concise.
  • Meaning; that means, description of importance.
  • Definition; that means, explanation of meaning.

Each thumbnail is a brief but concise definition using Thumoslang syntax to identify one and only one concept. The meaning should answer the following question for users of the concept. How do I know that the concept is in play, or not?

  • Thought; that means, a product of the mind.
  • Concept; that means, detailed thought.

How many relationships did you have last month? Do you now have more or less? With the above thumbnails, you should be able to answer such questions. The collection of all such thumbnail definitions is called Thumoslang.

Thumoslang is what gives you the power to quantitatively answer such questions. With such power, you are capable of social clarity. That means you are capable of reaching a full understanding of many situations in your social life. Relationship management is possible only when you have social clarity. Thumoslang is what makes it possible.

Management of interpersonal relationships is more effective with Thumoslang.

 

6 The Origin of Thumoslang

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A few weeks before the September 11th Attacks, Nickantony Quach walked his son to school, on his first day in first grade. On the walk back home, between their good-bye and the first stop sign, it dawned on Nick that he had always been a father by default but never a father by design.

“What kind of a father,” asked Nick, “do I truly want to become?”

  • By-default; that means, no alteration.
  • By-design; that means, deliberately and purposefully.

As he grew up, the father was never impressed with the way parenting was overall discharged by many in real life as well as by their counterparts in fiction. They often come up with too many rules for their children but they have a hard time remembering most of their own rules and, more importantly, applying them in front of their children.

With determination, Nick spent several hours every night in the following week to figure out what it would take for him to become the first-ever perfect father. The result is a five-word lesson, later referred to as, the First Thumos Mantra. Once a week throughout the first grade, he talked to his son about it, often while his son was bored sitting in the back seat on the way to various places around the town.

Fourteen years later and 1700 miles away, on the Henderson Bridge of Rhode Island, a senior student at Brown University disclosed the trouble he was having in the relationship with his parents over the recent years. Nick gave him the five-word mantra for use at home. Two months later, Nick received an email from the student saying thanks because he was able to erase the biggest relationship problem in his life, thanks to those five words.

That was totally unexpected because Nick did not realize that those five words could be as useful to a college graduate as well as a first-grader. That was when he first had the desire to write about them.

Eight months later, he was introduced to Mark Canny, who was at the time a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island. Nick and Mark worked with one another for two years before publishing the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration, before Mark graduated from college. Thumoslang was discovered in December 2019 when the teenager Charbel Hachem’s life was changed by three thumbnail definitions found in the book.

Thumoslang is the new technology for greater social life.

 

7 About the Author

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Nickantony Quach is a published philosopher, an expert in quality assurance, and a successful father. The originality of his philosophy, called Thumos, was brought about by his fatherhood kept on a perfect balance between logic and emotion by his professional expertise. All is documented and explained by his 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration.

The book could not be finished until 2016 when its authors saw how its falsifiable philosophy greatly improved the life of a visiting professor at Brown University. The power of the book, however, was not fully appreciated until four years later when the philosophy was split into two different components. When you strip the rules off of philosophy, what remains is its nomenclature.

When Nickantony Quach stripped the rules off of the Thumos philosophy, what remained was its nomenclature, called Thumoslang. The first high school student who grew up with it is Alec Mustafayev, who graduated from Classical High in 2020.

Alec Mustafayev is a published author based in Rhode Island who has been writing fiction since his early teenage years. His writing journeys are documented in various YouTube videos on Ri4CTV. Since high school, he is the first to grow up with Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity. Part of this growth is documented by the YouTube series Thumoslang104.

Together Alec and Nick operate as the Quach & Mustafayev Group. They are available for further information or consultation. Their contact information is at youridealsmatter.wordpress.com/contact.

Thumoslang was created in 2017. Its power was not discovered until December 2019. It could not be efficiently demonstrated until the YouTube series Thumoslang101 was produced in 2019 and fully released in 2020 on Ri4CTV. This guidebook is the first book about Thumoslang. The writing for it began in February 2021. Thumoslang is still in its infancy. That’s why you’re hereby invited to interact with the author directly and help improve the “new technolgy” for social life. Your work might in general make a big difference for our humanity. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Fully available online, the Guide to Thumoslang is based on, and participates in, the making of Thumoslang, which is the nomenclature for social clarity. This nomenclature is a collection of over 800 falsifiable thumbnail definitions. These definitions are presented in the Thumoslang Dictionary, which is written by the same author and also available online.

Between the two books, the Guide to Thumoslang and the Thumoslang Dictionary, readers will see how and why the strength of Thumoslang’s architecture of social logic is derived from its enduring thumbnails. They will see how they can use many Thumoslang thumbnail definitions in combination as compelling evidence of a balance between logic and emotion in every social situation. When their life were quickly improved over a short period of time, many of them would want to join in and together build something new for our humanity: the social-clarity movement, which is highlighted by Social Clarity Day, on the 14th of every August.

 

8 The Thumoslang Discovery

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The year after the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration was published, Nick created the YouTube channel Ri4CTV as a way to promote the book. Its sister channel by the same name on Instagram @Ri4CTV did not appear until 2020.

What is presented in the 2017 book is the Thumos philosophy. To make it easier for translation to Non-Latin languages, the philosophy is also referred to as “PVD Philosophy” as PVD stands for Providence, where the book was written. In late 2018, the book was introduced on Ri4CTV by the YouTube series PVD Philosophy.

Even more than a year after the book was published, and after the YouTube series was produced, Nick still had a hard time articulating the ins and outs of the philosophy to someone new. In December 2019, when he was ready to present it to Charbel Hachem, Nick chose a new approach. Instead of diving into its rules right away, he slowly presented its concepts as they were brought up by Charbel. The first three are:

  • Journey; that means, self-discovery.
  • Success; that means, peer recognition.
  • Wealth; that means, passive income.

Within the same conversation, as soon as Charbel got a good handle on these three concepts, his life was changed. He recalled his experience in the Ri4CTV video Thumoslang Appearance, which is part of the Thumoslang109 Training Videos.

As soon as Nick saw the life-changing power of only three sentences, he decided to skip the rules and focus on the concepts whenever he talks about the Thumos philosophy. When you strip the rules off of philosophy, what remains is its nomenclature.

You could change someone’s life in a few sentences using Thumoslang.

Coincidentally, in the previous month, Alec Mustafayev, a senior student of Classical High in Providence, and Nickantony Quach met for the second time in their lives, and for the first time in a one-on-one setting. Alec would later describe this meeting, recorded by the YouTube Series Thumoslang104, as the start of the most important journey he’d ever set out on, and the one that would lead to the outcome of the rest of his life.

As Jairson observed, Alec felt like an outsider in the space where they first met. Though Alec, in his introverted nature, more often observed people than interacted with them, he had come to a very particular conclusion about the way people interacted with one another. The reason that so many of his peers struggled with unwanted drama plaguing their lives and the reason that he often failed to be more than an outsider in most social settings was that communication as a whole lacked a means of establishing common ground between individuals. Once this explanation occurred to him, it became clear why strangers never felt free to strike up conversations with each other, why all people could attest to being in a situation where they were unfairly judged, and why a noble desire to make things better for all people was hard to explain in a way that didn’t sound childish.

Ultimately, Thumoslang proved to be the antidote to the complications Alec observed. The result that the aforementioned five-word mantra would have on Alec Mustafayev eighteen years later would reshape his social life as a whole, and cause him to view the world in a completely different way. This experience is captured by the 20 videos that make up Thumoslang104, also known as Season 7 of NDBaker93.

 

9 The Importance of Thumoslang

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When you are healthy, you are free from harm due to lacking or lasting damage. Consider the following thumbnail definitions:

  • ill; that means, harmed due to lack.
  • Injury; that means, lasting damage.
  • Health; that means, free from illness and injury.

Physical health is the overall physical condition of a living organism at a given time. It is when the body is functioning as it was designed to function.

Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. Conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety can all affect mental health and disrupt a person’s routine.

Social health is the ability to carry out internal conversations with a good balance between logic and emotion ahead of interaction with others in order to form meaningful relations as well as relationships with them. The lack of social health, the lack of good relations can negatively impact mental health and physical health while increasing mortality risk. In contrast, social health and thus better relationships are the best way to shorten the distance between you and who you truly want to become.

  • Logic; that means, evidence-based conviction.
  • Emotion; that means, feeling from physiological changes.
  • Sense; that means, a balance between logic and emotion.

It has always been possible to observe the state of a person’s physical health, but before just recently, there did not exist an objective way of examining the health of the relationships in your life. Doing so requires a specialized scope under which one can view the anatomy of a relationship.

Physical health is observed by gathering data, such as taking the temperature of someone with a fever. If you wish to improve upon the health of a relationship, you must be able to gather data about the relationship in an equally observable way.

The average person does not know what to look for when searching for signs of poor physical health on their body, hence they seek the assistance of another person, that being a doctor. When it comes to poor social health, such assistance is not as readily or explicitly available.

Most do not have the knowledge to find and deal with specific problems in their relationships and thus do not know what to look for when searching for signs of poor social health in their lives. Their best course of action is to seek the assistance of another person, usually, a close friend, who can only provide temporary comfort derived from guesswork on how to best fix the problem but with neither a true nor permanent solution.

The more capable friends cannot help us with our relationship problems because we do not seek help until the problem becomes too big and it’s too late to handle it. We have not been trained to gauge when outside help becomes necessary for a precarious relationship of ours. The standard resolution is to let the problem cool down or fade away with time and pretend that it did not happen. This is why such problems have a nasty habit of reappearing. If no changes in behaviors are made, then those behaviors will yield the same results.

In addition to data gathering through observation, the reason everyone goes to the doctor for a yearly physical is that, should they have a physical malady, they would not have the knowledge needed to find and deal with the problem on their body. Likewise, we need to have a systematic approach to the detection of and remedy for maladies in social life. We also need to have experts, who can help us customize all the necessary steps.

If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. If you want to become an expert in social life, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life. The nomenclature’s ultimate goal is social clarity, which is explained in the next chapter.

Experts in social life must speak the nomenclature for social clarity. That’s Thumoslang! It comes with terms for all things that could be associated with relationship-anatomy, and thus makes the previously unseen realm observable, allowing for unhealthy aspects of this part of life to be dealt with, and improving your overall health.

 

10 The Importance of Social Clarity

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When you spend more time in damage control mode and less time benefiting from your various relations, you waste a great deal of effort in your social life. Such a cost of opportunity keeps you from going at high speed towards your ideals, in creating your ideal self, and in actualizing what you truly want to become. This is likely due to a lack of social clarity, which is essential for internal conversations and vital for meaningful relationships.

The full understanding of a particular situation in your social life is social clarity, which is normally brought about by the reasoning of solid social logic. Your level of social clarity depends on the strength of your social logic. Social clarity calls for social logic, which is defined as evidence-based conviction in dealing with others.

Relationships fail without logic, which fails without arguments. Logic is comprised of statements, premises, and a conclusion. These things do not work well together without an unambiguous naming system. Such a naming system is a nomenclature.

If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. Every field has its own nomenclature. Using its nomenclature, you are far more powerful when you talk about various topics in the field.

If you want to become an expert in social life, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life. Without its social logic, you can’t achieve social clarity, which is what you need to better manage your social life. To avoid wasting a great deal of effort in your social life, you need to have social clarity.

Many relationships are roadblocks that often slow us down in our attempt to go towards our ideals. Relationships acting as our shortcuts are few and far between. With social clarity, we can prevent ourselves from wasting our emotional and other resources on relationships disrespectful of our ideals.

Here is a quick demonstration of logic and clarity for your social life.

If you want others to love you, the first step is to show them how to respect you. If you want others to respect you, the first step is to show them how to avoid interfering with your life. If you want others to avoid interfering with your life, the first step is to make them understand your ideals, also known as your ideal self, or what you truly want to become.

If you want to make others understand your ideals, the first step is to learn how to express your ideals in full but explicitly. The best way to explicitly express your ideals is through the use of the nomenclature for social clarity that is called Thumoslang as its mission is social clarity.

 

11 The Nomenclature for Social Clarity

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In computing, instruction is not, as understood in common usage, a sequence of orders telling you what to do, especially in teaching settings. To computer programmers, it is “a group of several bits in a computer program that contains an operation code and usually one or more memory addresses”. Instruction is a term in computing jargon.

In mathematical jargon, the “instruction” is called an expression. The “operation code” is called an operator and the “memory addresses” are called operands.

A term carries a different meaning when it is used in a different jargon. When a set of terms carry the same meaning in every context, the terms make up a nomenclature.

  • Language; that means, structured words.
  • Jargon; that means, profession-based language.
  • Nomenclature; that means, naming system.

The first step to expertise in any field is to master its nomenclature.

If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. If you want to become an expert in social life and be in control of your relationships, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life whose mission is social clarity. Thumoslang is the first nomenclature in this field. With it, you can have effective conversations with yourself as well as with others. As the result result, with Thumoslang, you can have stronger relationships with far less effort.

Thumoslang is the nomenclature for social clarity. It offers an architecture for social logic. The reason it can help the life of anyone who uses it is that it is a philosophy with no rules, and therefore a philosophy that does not interfere with the way anyone chooses to live their life.

Thumoslang is powerful because it keeps subjective interpretation and thus misunderstanding down to the minimum by making sure that each of its terms carries one and only one concept, which is spelled out by a falsifiable and improvable thumbnail definition using Thumoslang syntax. The bulk of the nomenclature is presented by the Thumoslang Dictionary, which is produced by the [url4qmghome].

 

12 What Do You See in the Mirror?

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What do you see in the mirror when you stand in front of it? Correct, you see yourself. Yes, you are a human being. What else do you see in the mirror? Because you see yourself only as an individual, you often struggle in life by yourself without realizing that, that is the main reason why you often have a hard time arriving at success.

When you go through life by yourself, you are the king of your own kingdom. Your decisions are often made with a self-serving bias. They are never objected to by anyone else in your kingdom because you are the only one in it. Without any check and balance, your decisions often cause you to take the action not optimal for your ideals in the long run.

Take a second look at yourself in the mirror. From now on, you should see yourself not only as an individual but also as a complex enterprise whose mission is your ideals.

Publish a great book, graduate from high school then college, become a parent, and bring all your other dreams to life. Reach all the milestones most meaningful to you. Do them all at the most appropriate or desirable time. Such a major undertaking of realizing all your ideals cannot be carried out without deliberation and purpose of an enterprise: your business of the self. Its mission is to conceive and develop further your ideal self.

If you don’t believe that your personal business is a complex enterprise, check out the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. It will tell you the intricate details in your business of the self and what it takes to operate it professionally.

 

13 Why the Second Mind?

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If you want to run your business of the self professionally and thus successfully, you must avoid doing it alone, by yourself. Doing it professionally means doing it using standards of behavior as expected by different professions from various industries. Consider the following Thumoslang thumbnail definitions:

  • Reference; that means, the act of mentioning.
  • Standard; that means, accepted reference sample.
  • Profession; that means, skill-required job.
  • Professional; that means, meeting standards of a profession.
  • Professionally; that means, as in a profession.
  • Professionalism; that means, cross-profession standards.

A standard practice in every profession is a specification. If you want to turn your hobby into a professional effort, add specifications into the mix.

Another practice considered as standard in every profession is independent feedback. If you want to turn your hobby into a project, add feedback into the mix. To turn independent feedback into a second mind, make it regular.

To professionally run your business of the self, involve a second mind, or your best group, in your decision-making process on a regular basis. Remember, your second mind is a person who is the best in always helping you with further development of your ideals. Your best group is the in-person, second-mind friends who are the best in encouraging you and nurturing your ideals in the long run.

The family you were born into is part of your natural family. The family your children are born into is also part of it. Even if your natural family is perfect, you still need a new, different “family” for your ideals. The former is good for your heart but the latter is great for the entirety of your life.

As you grow up and as you grow older, your best friends become part of your natural family. However, neither your best friends nor your natural family focus their efforts on your ideals on a regular basis. They are willing and able to support the matter of your heart but, as they also have to think of others in your family or other friends of yours, their mission is frankly not regularly on your ideals.

  • Purpose; that means, value to others.
  • Relation; that means, purposeful involvement.
  • Relationship; that means, ongoing relations.
  • Family; that means, unbreakable relationships.

The “family” regularly work on and with your ideals is your best group. Ideally, each member of the group can play the role of a second mind for your business of the self. It is best to keep this group small, four members at most, as its members are expected to meet you on a regular basis at various meeting places in town. That’s why such a group is also known as a selfdevtable.

As you know, it’s easier to find a table for four in most restaurants. It’s not a good idea to spread your best group over several tables for an intimate discussion on your personal, private ideals at a public place. That’s why your selfdevtable, i.e. your best group, should have at most four members. This is reasonable when the following fact is taken into consideration. Most of us do not have that many best friends.

 

14 Your Best Group

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The concept Thumos Bubble aka. Thumoslang Bubble was first appeared in late 2020. It was explained by Chapter 21 Thumoslang Bubble in the online booklet Thumoslang – The Friends Best for Your Ideals; see the video What is a Best Group aka. Thumoslang Bubble? It was later referred to as your best group.

After several weeks, it was decided that your best group should have at most four members. This was taken into consideration when Nickantony Quach in March 2021 gave it the following name: selfdevtable.

The person who is the best in helping you to nurture your ideals is called your second mind. The small group of several in-person, second-mind friends is called your selfdevtable. In other words, selfdevtables are the small groups of in-person friends who are the best in encouraging members and nurturing their ideals but on a regular basis. This discussion involves the following Thumoslang thumbnail definitions.

  • Your-ideals; that means, your most-meaningful milestones.
  • Your-ideal-self; that means, what you truly want to become.
  • Second-mind; that means, nurturing an in-person friend’s ideals.
  • Best-group; that means, second-mind friends best for your ideals.

Members of a selfdevtable refer to themselves as their best group. They refer to themselves as their selfdevtable when talking to outsiders who are not familiar with Thumoslang.

How members of your best group should work with one another is fully spelled out in the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. What is presented in the book is called Thumos philosophy. It is not important for them to follow its rules but it is important for all at the same selfdevtable to speak the same nomenclature for social clarity: Thumoslang!

 

15 Shared Understanding of Terms

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It is impossible to use two different minds capable of joint intellectual effort without a shared understanding of terms. The lack of such understanding is why a conversation about what you truly want to become, be it with your parents or your partner, tends to break down halfway.

Thumoslang was invented to ensure a shared understanding of terms in every social context, especially in a very difficult conversation. Before you talk about what you truly want to become with another person in one of your consequential relationships, prepare your mind with the knowledge from Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity.

What if you are the last English speaker? Except for research purposes, what is the point of being the only person who can speak the language?

Language no longer in use is an extinct language. Wichita language is an example. It is an extinct language once spoken in Oklahoma by the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. According to Wikipedia, the last fluent heritage speaker, Doris Lamar-McLemore, died in 2016, although in 2007 there were three first-language speakers alive. This has rendered Wichita functionally extinct.

What if you are the first Thumoslang speaker? Other than its creator, Jairson Ascencao (born 1999) is the first Thumoslang speaker. Alec Mustafayev (born 2002) is the second speaker. Alec is the first who grew up with Thumoslang since high school. How did Thumos language help their life without anyone else understanding it? How did it help their life as they speak Thumoslang to one another?

In February 2021, Norman D. Baker (born 1993) became one of the first speakers of Thumoslang who effectively articulated the fact that, with its architecture of social logic, people could achieve social clarity in their internal conversations. Using Thumoslang in his internal conversations while interacting with others, he felt at ease handling various social requests conflicting with his ideals without making others feeling offended.

Here is a Thumoslang secret. Your use of Thumoslang is as effective in relations with others as it is effective in helping your internal conversations achieving social clarity.

You could become a hero in your circle of friends when you introduce them to Thumoslang. More importantly, consider the following. The more your friends speak Thumoslang, the more interests they have in your ideals and the more they know how to avoid interfering with your life. That should be reason enough for you to start your Thumoslang journey, now.

  • Journey; that means, self-discovery.
  • Thumos; that means, master of relationships.
  • Thumoslang; that means, social clarity.

 

16 Widespread Use of Social Clarity

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The number one reason most relationships break down is ambiguity. Many of the first reasons that come to mind when asked why a relationship may fail can be traced back to one or both people in the relationship being ambiguous about what they want or need. Most of the people you have a relationship with would be happy to meet your needs if they knew what those were. The healthiest thing for solving most relationship problems is effectively disclosing your desires within the relationship. The disclosure is most effective when it carries no ambiguity.

  • Ambiguity; that means, multiple interpretations.

The following might be a situation that many of us are likely to fall into.

My mother someday asked me “Why don’t you call now and then?” I obliged. The phone calls clearly made her very happy, and I was happy to believe that I was ultimately contributing to what I saw as our relationship. Soon, however, my view changed. I was performing a task for the sake of her being happy, and while there was nothing wrong with that, my connection with her was the same as before I started calling her on a regular basis. I didn’t want to continue spending my time doing a task that didn’t help to strengthen my connection with my mom. Therefore, I stopped calling out of obligation.

If you would like to strengthen the relationship you have with someone in your life, it is important to make that desire clear. Otherwise asking for something like regular phone calls will make it difficult for them to connect their effort with the result of your relationship.

If you have a hard time connecting your effort with the result in several relationships of yours, you probably have a lack of social clarity. Without social clarity, you may be wasting a great deal of effort in your social life.

Social clarity calls for social logic, which is evidence-based conviction in dealing with others. After all, it becomes a lot easier to convince yourself and those around you of the worth of changing your behavior if there are tangible outcomes you’d like to see instead, such as those of better relationships.

  • Logic; that means, evidence-based conviction.

Relationships fail without logic. Logic fails without arguments. Logic involves statements, premises, and conclusions. However, if your statements talk about connections while the premises are based on relations, the conclusion on any relationship of yours would be totally confusing. These things do not work well together without an unambiguous naming system. Such a naming system is a nomenclature.

If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. Every field has its own nomenclature. Using its nomenclature, you are far more powerful when you talk about various topics in the field.

If you want to become an expert in social life, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life. Without its social logic, you can’t achieve social clarity, which is what you need to better manage your social life.

There already exists a nomenclature like this and it only began existing in 2017 with the publishing of the book THUMOS: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. That nomenclature is called Thumoslang. Social clarity is why we all need it. Before we take a closer look at it, let’s consider the following.

Over a hundred millenniums ago, early humans discovered a way to have widespread control of fire. It was the first in a long sequence of many steps in the technological evolution of human beings. Our technological advance evolved through three stages: the tool, the machine, and the automation. They’re all about the conservation of human energy. To keep it from being wasted.

Thumoslang serves the same purpose but for social life.

A tool is an object utilized by humans to extend the use of their energy, i.e. their personal force, to do some work. Involving energy, work is done when a force is applied to an object through a distance.

A machine, or mechanical device, is a mechanical structure that uses power to apply forces and control movement to perform an intended action. Although the skill is invested in the gadget instead of the person who uses it, humans also use the machine to extend further the use of their energy.

Automation is the technology by which a process is performed with minimal human assistance. In the final stage of technological advancement, humans take advantage of automation to scale up the use of their energy. For example, a mouse-click is all you need to sort through countless documents around the world.

To circle back, the widespread control of fire, of the tool, of the machine, and then of the automation gives us more energy and thus more power. However, a nation with more energy and more power does not have citizens who know how to treat one another better than those in lesser nations. Therefore, technology cannot bring our humanity beyond “Level 1.0”.

What would it take to bring humanity to “Level 2.0”? Whatever it is, the widespread use of it is a must and it must give residents of the adopting nation the powerful knowledge on how to treat one another better, but at scale.

During the years between 2016 and 2020, the 17-year-old Alec Mustafayev, 18-year-old Elias Turner, 19-year-old Charbel Hachem, 20-year-old Jairson Ascencao, 21-year-old Mark Canny, 25-year-old Ifeanyi Onyekaba, 26-year-old Norman D. Baker, 31-year-old Jim Sestito, and 35-year-old John Kandalaft, not to mention others, including college professors and students, had, through their personal experience, given us enough data to believe that Thumoslang is it. For all our humanity, Thumoslang is the key to unlocking the hidden power in each and every individual, and thus groups, communities, and cities.

Thumoslang gives rise to social clarity.

Widespread use of social clarity is what it takes, the social clarity system called Thumoslang is what it takes, to achieve Humanity Level 2.0. How this can become reality is exactly what the Thumoslang Book Collection is all about.

 

17 How Thumoslang Works

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Created by Nickantony Quach, Thumoslang stands for Thumos language but it more precisely is a nomenclature. It’s both a nomenclature for social life and, as Jairson Ascencao puts it, a system for social clarity.

A thorough understanding of a particular situation in your social life is brought about only by the reasoning carried out by a solid social logic. The level of social clarity depends on the strength of social logic. What makes Thumoslang the most powerful nomenclature for social life is its architecture of social logic, which is made of strictly falsifiable but easy-to-use thumbnail definitions.

Thumoslang is the “technology” by which human relations are conducted while minimally generating unwanted drama. For the first time, humans discovered a way to have systematic control of relationships in their social life. Documented by the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration, this discovery should be no less important than the widespread control of fire. Thumoslang accomplishes its mission by thoroughly defining vague yet common concepts we often reference while speaking in social life, thus eliminating the ambiguity that may arise from them, such as;

  • What is a relation; what is a relationship; what are the differences between the two?
  • On which day does a relation begin or end; on which day does a relationship begin or end?
  • Which current relationships are meaningful to your life, and why?
  • Which relationships are missing from your life, and why?
  • How should one go about starting a new relation, relationship?
  • How could one make an existing relationship more meaningful?
  • How would one go about repairing a relationship?

Many of such relationship-anatomy questions are addressed by the above-mentioned 2017 book. All that is written in the book are together referred to as the Thumos Philosophy. Its nomenclature is called Thumoslang, which names all the concepts used in the philosophy. All concepts encountered in this program are presented using the terms as defined by the nomenclature. Each of its concepts is specified by a thumbnail definition, which is expressed using a thumbnail syntax. Here is an example.

  • Thumbnail; that means, brief but concise.
  • Definition; that means, explanation of meaning.
  • Meaning; that means, description of importance.

Let’s put all three together. A thumbnail definition is a brief but concise explanation of what makes a concept important. Here is a practical thumbnail.

  • Success; that means, peer recognition.

It’s easy to miss the implication of this concept. If you want to become successful in a specialized field, you must know who your peers are in that field. As soon as many of them officially recognize a piece of work carried out by you, you achieve success for that piece of work.

Such precision as demonstrated above is what it takes to address all the questions related to the anatomy of the relationship. Better relationships are the main reason for the existence of Thumoslang. You can ensure better relationships when communicated ideas are always understood by both people involved. A mutual agreement on how all obscure yet necessary language will be interpreted in conversation is what is needed for a relationship to be free from misunderstanding, and thus have the wants and needs of both within the relationship explicitly known and fulfilled.

Better relationships are the best way to accelerate towards your ideals, in order to actualize your ideal self and reach what you truly want to become. “Everything else is secondary,” said Steve Jobs. In other words, to fully live your life according to your own desires, and not according to those of others-including family and friends-you must become a master of relationships, a Bruce Lee of social life. How? The answer lies behind this page. Here is a foretaste.

If you want to become successful in any specialized field, you must first and foremost understand how to use its nomenclature, which determines how things are named in that field. If you want to become a master of relationships, you must speak the nomenclature for social life. That’s Thumoslang!

It hurts not to know how to use Thumoslang nomenclature while dealing with others. As the architecture of social logic, it lets you analyze in a hurry what your family and friends have to say about you, in order to ensure that their influences are reducing–and not increasing–the distance between you and what you truly want to become.

“I’m the first who, from high school on, grew up with Thumoslang, which did not exist before 2017,” said Alec Mustafayev, “and I’m thus obligated to pass it on, through the telling of my story.”

You can use Thumoslang to tell your story and become one of the last people who are clueless when it comes to social life. Alec does, too, want to use it and become one of the last people who do not know how to accelerate towards their ideals regardless of their circumstances, and especially when those ideals involve their own family and friends.

 

18 The Ollie of Social Life

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“[In skateboarding,] the ollie leads to everything else in the entire skateboard world,” said Tiernan Moore in Episode 1 of the YouTube series Thumoslang102. “[The] ollie is the trick that gets you off the ground. You need it to do any other trick.” If you want to do a kickflip, for example, you need to do an ollie followed by a kick to flip the board.

By the same token, there is a “trick” so fundamental that if you failed to master it, you would be stuck at the outer rim in your social world most of your life. If you don’t know how to discharge the power of the said trick, you’re vulnerable to making mistakes that may cost you relationships and opportunities. The trick is called respect; it’s indispensable to almost everything else in the entire social world. For one, without respect, forget about love; love is impossible without any respect. Here is how it is defined by the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration.

  • Respect; that means, no interfering.

Respect is often used in everyday language as meaning to hold someone or something in high regard. However, respect is also used to mean no interfering in common vernacular. This leads to ambiguity, as someone in a relationship asking to be respected does not make it clear whether they wish to be more greatly admired or interfered with less. It is more practical to use the term admiration, when referring to high regard, and respect when referring to no interfering. The confusion might lie in the fact that an alternative to the concept of admiring is that of giving respect.

As American football fans should know, pass interference is, according to Wikipedia, “a foul that occurs when a player interferes with an eligible receiver’s ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass”. What took place in the above GIF1 is a perfect example of what interfering means: to prevent others from completing a task. In general, personal interference means you prevent the completion of what someone else is trying to accomplish. No wonder why the 2017 book defines it using the following thumbnail definition:

  • Interfering; that means, preventing completion.

Putting the above two thumbnail definitions together, respect comes into play when you prevent someone from achieving one or more of their ideals. When something is ideal, it is a perfect fit or in the condition that you desire the most. An ideal is an experience fitting perfectly regardless of its duration.

  • Ideal; that means, perfect fit.

A person’s ideals are what define their actions that have consequences to their life. Even if one may make up less than 1% of their ideal self, contribute to what they truly want to become. A midnight snack of junk food every weekend, for example, contributes to the overall health of an individual, even if that contribution is a minute part of the countless elements that make up how a person wants to live their life.

  • Your-ideal-self; that means, what you truly want to become.

Putting the above four thumbnails together, I would be disrespecting you if I interfered with what you truly want to become and prevented you from making a life considered ideal to you. To claim that the concept of disrespect is at play, you must demonstrate that completion of an experience could not be reached due to interference.

Respecting someone does not mean you must avoid preventing anything that person may try to do. For example, a person in a monogamous relationship is not being disrespected by their partner, who won’t allow romantic and sexual relations outside of their relationship. While an action is being restricted, it is not preventing its completion because it is not standing in the way of an expressed ideal. An ideal cannot be respected unless it is explicitly expressed. Until you tell others “I want this” or “I don’t want that”, they cannot respect you because they don’t know how to, or that they need to, do so. In the aforementioned example, it would be the adulterer who disrespects, as the ideal of “I don’t want you to have romantic or sexual relations with people outside of our relationship” was expressed and agreed to at the start of the relationship.

When it comes to respecting the important people in your life, one of the worst mistakes to make in a relationship is assuming that others would make the same decision as yourself in a situation. For example, your regularly busy friend has a day off of their normal work duties, and tell you as much. As a result, you assume they would agree to spend that day with you, then take further actions as if that decision was already made by the other person, such as restaurant reservations. This is not disrespectful to the other person unless the further actions prevent the other from completing their task or project. But surely this is self-disrespect, as you prevent yourself from having a drama-free life.

A concept in Thumoslang that only a drama-free life can possess is called a deliberate family. At its essence, it is the group that consistently celebrates every member’s personal ideals along their journey in life; the closest people in your life helping you become your ideal self while respecting you fully. You need to build a deliberate family because that is the fastest way to ensure that, for the rest of your life, your ideals are nurtured and protected by the same group of people. Otherwise, it would be near impossible or too tiring to explain all over again so that one after another group would understand fully what you truly want to become.

 

19 The Rise of Thumoslang

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If you want others to love you, the first step is to show them how to respect you. If you want others to respect you, the first step is to show them how to avoid interfering with your life. If you want others to avoid interfering with your life, the first step is to make them understand your ideals, also known as your ideal self, or what you truly want to become.

If you want to make others understand your ideals, the first step is to learn how to express your ideals in full but explicitly. The best way to explicitly express your ideals is through the use of Thumoslang as its mission is social clarity. To avoid wasting a great deal of effort in your social life, you need to have social clarity. This has been explained in this section on Ambiguity here.

The nomenclature known as Thumoslang was first defined by the 2017 book THUMOS: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. The importance of Thumoslang in the greatest context has been explained by the earlier Chapter 4. In the future, history will likely compare the widespread use of Thumoslang with the widespread control of fire.

As stated by this section on Explicicity here, the thorough understanding of a particular situation in your social life is brought about only by the reasoning carried out by a solid social logic. The level of social clarity depends on the strength of social logic. What makes Thumoslang the most powerful nomenclature for social life is its architecture of social logic, which is made of strictly falsifiable but easy-to-use thumbnail definitions.

The power of Thumoslang was first demonstrated in August 2019 during the second conversation between its creator Nickantony Quach and the 25-year-old professional salesman Ifeanyi Onyekaba.

At the age of 15, Ifeanyi Onyekaba migrated to the United States. Ten years later, while shadow boxing and skipping around in the morning at India Point Park, he was randomly discovered by Ri4CTV and captured by this video here. Behind the camera was Nickantony Quach. They got to know one another well but they were not expected to meet one another again soon.

However, five weeks later, as requested by the boxer, they met again for a serious life-coaching session. To their surprise, it lasted three hours, all on camera. The result is the YouTube series Thumoslang101, which is comprised of six episodes demonstrating how Thumoslang lets us discharge the power of social clarity.

Its filming coincidentally took place two weeks before Nickantony Quach first met Jairson Ascencao.

The entire three-hour conversation was fully captured by the YouTube series Thumoslang101. How the 20-year-old Jairson Ascencao reacted to every minute of the series was captured by Thumoslang102.

“I was surprised by how quickly [Nickantony was] able to sharpen the blade of [Ifeanyi’s] mind,” said Jairson in, as presented below, Episode 21 of Thumoslang102. “What I meant by that is, [Ifeanyi] was able to hone in very quickly and realize some really important things about himself in the span of three hours.”

“I’ve spent so much time in school and never seen someone be able to grow that much that quickly,” explained Jairson. “What surprised me the most was how much I was able to see him grow.”

At the age of 35, John Kandalaft was one of the first people who, on camera, watched the YouTube series Thumoslang101. The entire experience was captured by the YouTube series Thumoslang106. His reaction to the concept, the black mountain of social life, was captured by Episode 11.

 

20 Social Clarity Day

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Part of a new social movement, Social Clarity Day takes place on the 14th of August each year. It’s the yearly deadline for announcing the latest version of your ideals. This version should be applicable to the following year. In that way, your family and friends will have enough time to learn more about how to avoid interfering with the new you in the New Year.

It was Nickantony Quach who came up with the idea, on the day after Norman D. Baker declared in March 2021 that one of his ideals is to create a world-wide holiday.

August 14th was chosen as the Social Clarity Day for everyone because it is exactly six months away from Valentine’s Day (February 14th). The latter is about another person whereas the former is all about yourself.

 

21 The Black Mountain of Social Life

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The story behind the rise of Thumoslang introduced us to the two friends who attended the Johnston and Classical High schools. One, Alec Mustafayev (born 2002) was wrapping up his senior year in high school, while the other, Jairson Ascencao (born 1999) as a recent graduate was still in the experimental stage of his life. They met by chance, but they felt it was no coincidence when they discovered that they faced the same challenge in life.

Though they didn’t realize it when they were younger, they now saw that they invested a great deal of time and emotion into the relationships with our schoolmates. Why should we spend so much time in building these relationships when all of a sudden our loved ones could leave? Especially when we love them?

One of the biggest problems in life for all is the Black Mountain of social life. People of all ages, in every stage of their life, all face the same problem, which involves the Black Mountain of their social life. In the life of many, it causes the most pain–emotionally, financially, and otherwise.

Here is a small example. Most of us do not understand the difference between a friendship and a relationship. We often prematurely declare relationship victory at the start of a friendship. Such attitude often leads to a failure in both. Whatever is going on between a friend of yours and you, that is fine and good. The next question is, “do you want to make it a relationship?”

This is what was asked by Nickantony Quach during the 21st minute in the video Relation vs. Relationship, which is Episode 5 in Season 8 of the YouTube series NDBaker93.

“If you want to make it a relationship,” said Nickantony, [the next step is to] “add a new relation.”

“Yes,” agreed Alec Mustafayev, who was on November 21st, 2019 having an on-camera conversation with Nickantony.

“If you want to make the relationship stronger,” continued Nickantony, “add another relation.” Alec keeps on listening. “The number of relations is the strength of the relationship.” Said Nickantony. “If one relation [failed], there are others to keep the relationship going.”

“So…” Alec attempted to join in.

“For example,” Nickantony didn’t stop, “when you graduate…”

“Yeah, I was just about to say that,” Alec jumped in.

“Exactly,” Nickantony agreed. “So that’s why so many friend groups fall apart after graduation,” concluded Alec.

There exists within us all a need for company. We often wish we could have the connections other people appear to possess. But something stands in our way. Something we call the Black Mountain, one of the biggest and darkest problems in life. Have you ever felt that you lacked a group to fall back on in hard times? Maybe that you had no friends at all?


 

22 Is Thumoslang a Cult or Religion?

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This is often the first question asked when a friend introduces Thumoslang to another. Without any dogma, Thumoslang is neither a cult nor a religion. The suffix -lang in Thumoslang gives it away as a language.

  • Dogma; that means, self-declared truth.
  • Falsifiable; that means, non-dogmatic.
  • Worship; that means, directed ritual.
  • Religion; that means, worship system.
  • Regimen; that means, a regulated system.
  • Cult; that means, a nonscientific regimen.

Technically Thumoslang is a nomenclature. It is a collection of thumbnail definitions. The above list offers six examples. The following list offers three. Each thumbnail spells out the falsifiable meaning of one and only one concept. We can test the definition to see if it is true or false. We can also improve it over time and replace it with a better definition, when available. Anyone can help improve Thumoslang; see the Release Notes at the end of this document.

  • Thumbnail; that means, brief but concise.
  • Definition; that means, explanation of meaning.
  • Nomenclature; that means, naming system.

Thumoslang is a philosophy with no rules. When you take all the rules away from any philosophy, what remains is its nomenclature, which is a naming system. For further elaboration, see section The Nomenclature for Social Clarity.

  • Wisdom; that means, effective use of knowledge.
  • Philosophy; that means, accepted wisdom.

For a demonstration of its power, see the section A Demonstration of Thumoslang.

Thumoslang is the opposite of a cult. It is not unthinkable for schools and churches, cities and states, or various organizations to consider the adoption of Thumoslang as part of their social, educational programs. How else would you gain the biggest bang for the bucks in improving the productivity of your citizens, employees, or members?

 

23 Reparenting for Everyone

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Reparenting is to learn what should have been taught by parents. Until 2017, parenting knowledge has always been incomplete. It’s time for reparenting everyone. This means students, parents, teachers, employees, employers, mentors, and leaders.

If the parenting did not have a clear set of exit criteria, it could not have been done professionally. With neither professionalism nor exit criteria, the parenting is likely to be either too costly for the parents or incomplete and yet overbearing for the children. This text is an attempt to address these and similar issues for everyone.

The knowledge base for reparenting is located at thumoslang.wordpress.com. The entire site is referred to as The Book of Thumoslang. Hosted at the site are all the books and booklets together known as the Thumoslang Book Collection. Several of them take part in the Thumoslang Starter Kit.

The first two steps in getting started with reparenting are to be done both at once: to conjure up with more patience and to hold sensitivity in check. Here is the third step. Like it or not, you must now take on the role of a parent, be it to yourself or someone else. No experience? No worries. Remember, most parents had zero experience when they first began. What they did not have but you do is the Thumoslang Book Collection, which is the knowledge base for reparenting.

While you’re reading this text, you’re the parent. Otherwise, you should just play the role of one. The target of your parenting is the student, be it actually yourself, your child, or someone else.

It is not easy to explicitly express and clearly articulate your ideals such that others would understand how best to avoid interfering with your life. The biggest challenge of all, however, is to get others giving you an opportunity to show them how. Such a challenge is taken on by the mission of this book: to show you how to expose yourself to others in a manner that makes them want to give you an opportunity to guide them on how to use Thumoslang. That is, showing them how to explicitly express and clearly articulate their ideals such that others would understand how best to avoid interfering with their life.

The mission’s success plays a part in your Thumoslang journey, taking you through a number of thresholds known as Thumoslang Educational Achievements.

 

24 Appendix

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All units hereinafter are part of the appendix.

Appendix 1 Overview of This Guidebook
The first appendix is normally used to present an overview of the document, to show how its information is organized.
Appendix 2 Thumoslang Achievement Levels
This appendix should be a main chapter in the guidebook. This will be moved when a companion chapter is written to explain the use of this appendix.
Appendix 3 Thumoslang Starter FAQ
This appendix will soon be moved to and placed in a separate document by itself.
Appendix 4 Pending Editorial Tasks
This task list is not included in the print version of this document.
Appendix 5 Estimated Word Count
This appendix is not included in the print version of this document.
Appendix 6 Release Notes
Release Notes are expected at the bottom of every online document generated for the Thumoslang Book Collection.

 

25 Overview of This Guidebook

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Discover how the power of social clarity could make your internal conversations more effective, meaningful relationships much stronger, and the actualization of your ideals go faster.

This guidebook is divided into the following parts, each of which includes several chapters. For ease of reference, each chapter is identified by a unique chapter number.

This guidebook helps you, through the use of the nomenclature Thumoslang, discover how the power of social clarity could make your internal conversations more effective, meaningful relationships much stronger, and the actualization of your ideals go faster.

  1. The first part gets you started with your Thumoslang journey.
  2. The second part gives you in-depth understanding of Thumoslang.
  3. The third part explains the three main reasons for Thumoslang: your ideals, your second mind, and your best group, which is also known as your selfdevtable.
  4. The fourth part encourages you to prepare for Social Clarity Day as you join the new social movement called Social Clarity Now.
  5. The fifth part offers mentoring assistance to all, including mentors, parents, students, teachers, schools, churches, clubs, workers, entrepreneurs, employees, employers, organizations, localities, residents, etc.

 

Part 1 A New Journey

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Part 1 includes the first three chapters. Each is summarized below.

With the first three chapters, the first part gets you started with your Thumoslang journey.

  1. The first chapter explains what this guidebook can do for the reader.
  2. The second chapter presents the main reason for this book.
  3. The third chapter explains why you need to have a companion for your Thumoslang journey.

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Chapter 1 Introduction
This guidebook shows you the first practical steps in developing your ideals, in keeping others from interfering with your life, and in building a group of in-person friends who keep on encouraging you and nurturing your ideals. To be sure, if you lack social clarity in your internal conversations, face unwanted drama too often, are not sure of your social life or your path into the future, or have no friends and no groups available on a regular basis to help create your ideal self, this book is for you.
Chapter 2 Your Ideals & Your Ideal Self
You achieve another ideal of yours when you own your first car, your first home, or when you first have a spouse. Your ideals are all the most-meaningful milestones in your life. The best person who helps to nurture your ideals is called your second mind… It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of your ideals. Remember, your ideals are the same as your ideal self, which means, what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Chapter 3 Thumoslang Companion
Give one, or even a few, of your peers an opportunity to participate in your Thumoslang journey, at the same pace. On this journey, you might wonder how far a thumbnail definition is away from its perfection. You might even come up with a better version. With whom should you carry out a discussion involving the possibility of improving a Thumoslang thumbnail definition? That’s why you need to have a Thumoslang companion. That’s why you need to involve a peer of yours in this journey as soon as possible. Consider the following. Instead of gaining this knowledge for yourself at the fast speed possible, help a peer of yours do the same, at the same pace. That would for sure make your Thumoslang journey much more fruitful.

 

Part 2 A New Nomenclature

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Part 2 includes chapters 4 through 11. Each is summarized below.

With 8 chapters, from Chapter 4 through Chapter 11, the second part of this guidebook gives you in-depth understanding of Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity.

  • Chapter 4 spells out the four biggest reasons why we have a hard time dealing with the most important thing in life. It then claims that you can mitigate them by mastering Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity.
  • That’s why Chapter 5 provides a demonstration of Thumoslang.
  • Its origin is told by Chapter 6
  • The author of this guidebook is then introduced by Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 recounts the initial discovery of Thumoslang.
  • Chapter 9 underlines the importance of Thumoslang: your health!
  • Chapter 10 explains the importance of social clarity.
  • Chapter 11 provides in-depth knowledge of the Thumoslang nomenclature.

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Chapter 4 The Most Important Thing in Life
The four biggest reason why you would have a great deal of unwanted drama is that you are not sure of your most-meaningful milestones, how to express your ideal self, how to tell others how they could avoid slowing you down, why others are not interested in your ideals. All of these problems might come about usually because you might have used the wrong words, you might have used them at the wrong time, or you might not have discharged their power appropriately. To minimize such problems in life, you need to master a nomenclature for social clarity. Thumoslang happens to be such a nomenclature. Its power is demonstrated in the next chapter. Thumoslang is the shortcut to your ideals!
Chapter 5 A Demonstration of Thumoslang
It does not matter how great you are at management, relationship management does not work if you cannot effectively count the number of relationships you actually have. A relation is an activity by two sides sharing the same purpose. As soon as you have at least two ongoing relations with anyone, you have a relationship with that person. How many relationships did you have last month? Do you now have more or less? Thumoslang is what gives you the power to quantitatively answer such questions. With such power, you are capable of social clarity. That means you are capable of reaching a full understanding of many situations in your social life. Relationship management is possible only when you have social clarity. Thumoslang is what makes it possible. Management of interpersonal relationships is more effective with Thumoslang.
Chapter 6 The Origin of Thumoslang
A few weeks before the September 11th Attacks, Nickantony Quach walked his son to school, on his first day in first grade. On the walk back home, between their good-bye and the first stop sign, it dawned on Nick that he had always been a father by default but never a father by design. Nick spent several hours every night in the following week to figure out what it would take for him to become the first-ever perfect father. The result is a five-word lesson. Fourteen years later and 1700 miles away, on the Henderson Bridge of Rhode Island, a senior student at Brown University disclosed the trouble he was having in the relationship with his parents over the recent years. Nick gave him the five-word lesson for use at home. Two months later, Nick received an email from the student saying thanks because he was able to erase the biggest relationship problem in his life, thanks to those five words. That was totally unexpected because Nick did not realize that those five words could be as useful to a college graduate as well as a first-grader. That was when he first had the desire to write about them.
Chapter 7 About the Author
Nickantony Quach is a published philosopher, an expert in quality assurance, and a successful father. The originality of his philosophy, called Thumos, was brought about by his fatherhood kept on a perfect balance between logic and emotion by his professional expertise. All is documented and explained by his 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. When he stripped the rules off of the Thumos philosophy, what remained was its nomenclature, called Thumoslang. Thumoslang was created in 2017. Its power was not discovered until December 2019. It could not be efficiently demonstrated until the YouTube series Thumoslang101 was produced in 2019 and fully released in 2020 on Ri4CTV. This guidebook is the first book about Thumoslang. The writing for it began in February 2021. Thumoslang is still in its infancy.
Chapter 8 The Thumoslang Discovery
What is presented in the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration is the Thumos philosophy. To make it easier for translation to Non-Latin languages, the philosophy is also referred to as “PVD Philosophy” as PVD stands for Providence, where the book was written. In late 2018, the book was introduced on Ri4CTV by the YouTube series PVD Philosophy. In December 2019, when he was ready to present it to the teenager Charbel Hachem, Nick chose a new approach. Instead of diving into its rules right away, he slowly presented three of its concepts as they were one at a time brought up by Charbel. Within the same conversation, as soon as Charbel got a good handle on these three concepts, his life was changed. As soon as Nick saw the life-changing power of only three sentences, he decided to skip the rules and focus on the concepts whenever he talks about the Thumos philosophy. When he stripped the rules off of the philosophy, what remains is its nomenclature: Thumoslang!
Chapter 9 The Importance of Thumoslang
If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. If you want to become an expert in social life, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life. The nomenclature’s ultimate goal is social clarity, which is explained in the next chapter. Experts in social life must speak the nomenclature for social clarity. That’s Thumoslang! It comes with terms for all things that could be associated with relationship-anatomy, and thus makes the previously unseen realm observable, allowing for unhealthy aspects of this part of life to be dealt with, and improving your overall health.
Chapter 10 The Importance of Social Clarity
Here is a quick demonstration of logic and clarity for your social life. If you want others to love you, the first step is to show them how to respect you. If you want others to respect you, the first step is to show them how to avoid interfering with your life. If you want others to avoid interfering with your life, the first step is to make them understand your ideals, also known as your ideal self, or what you truly want to become. If you want to make others understand your ideals, the first step is to learn how to express your ideals in full but explicitly. The best way to explicitly express your ideals is through the use of the nomenclature for social clarity that is called Thumoslang as its mission is social clarity.
Chapter 11 The Nomenclature for Social Clarity
If you want to become an expert in any field, you must first learn of its nomenclature, i.e. its naming system. If you want to become an expert in social life and be in control of your relationships, you need to understand the nomenclature for social life whose mission is social clarity. Thumoslang is the first nomenclature in this field. With it, you can have effective conversations with yourself as well as with others. As the result result, with Thumoslang, you can have stronger relationships with far less effort. Thumoslang is the nomenclature for social clarity. It offers an architecture for social logic. The reason it can help the life of anyone who uses it is that it is a philosophy with no rules, and therefore a philosophy that does not interfere with the way anyone chooses to live their life.

 

Part 3 The Second Mind

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Part 3 includes chapters 12 through 15. Each is summarized below.

With the four chapters, Chapter 12 through Chapter 15, the third part of this guidebook walks you through the following concepts: your business of the self, your second mind, your best group aka. your selfdevtable, and shared understanding of terms.

  1. Chapter 12 introduces the concept your business of the self.
  2. Chapter 13 introduces the concept your second mind.
  3. Chapter 14 introduces the concept your best group aka. your selfdevtable.
  4. Chapter 15 introduces the concept shared understanding of terms.

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Chapter 12 What Do You See in the Mirror?
When you go through life by yourself, you are the king of your own kingdom. Your decisions are often made with a self-serving bias. Without any check and balance, your decisions often cause you to take the action not optimal for your ideals in the long run. From now on, you should see yourself not only as an individual but also as a complex enterprise whose mission is your ideals. Check out the 2017 book Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration. It will tell you the intricate details in your business of the self and what it takes to operate it professionally.
Chapter 13 Why the Second Mind?
To professionally run your business of the self, involve a second mind, or your best group, in your decision-making process on a regular basis. Remember, your second mind is a person who is the best in always helping you with further development of your ideals. Your best group is the in-person, second-mind friends who are the best in encouraging you and nurturing your ideals in the long run. The “family” regularly work on and with your ideals is your best group. Ideally, each member of the group can play the role of a second mind for your business of the self. It is best to keep this group small, four members at most, as its members are expected to meet you on a regular basis at various meeting places in town. That’s why such a group is also known as a selfdevtable.
Chapter 14 Your Best Group
The person who is the best in helping you to nurture your ideals is called your second mind. The small group of several in-person, second-mind friends is called your selfdevtable. In other words, selfdevtables are the small groups of in-person friends who are the best in encouraging members and nurturing their ideals but on a regular basis.
Chapter 15 Shared Understanding of Terms
It is impossible to use two different minds capable of joint intellectual effort without a shared understanding of terms. The lack of such understanding is why a conversation about what you truly want to become, be it with your parents or your partner, tends to break down halfway. Thumoslang was invented to ensure a shared understanding of terms in every social context, especially in a very difficult conversation. Before you talk about what you truly want to become with another person in one of your consequential relationships, prepare your mind with the knowledge from Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social clarity.

 

Part 4 Social Clarity Day

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Part 4 includes chapters 16 through 20. Each is summarized below.

With the five chapters, Chapter 16 through Chapter 20, the fourth part of this guidebook introduces a new social movement, which is highlighted by Social Clarity Day on August 14 yearly.

  • Chapter 16 suggests that widespread use of Thumoslang is like widespread control of fire.
  • Chapter 17 explains why it hurts not to know Thumoslang and how to use it.
  • Chapter 18 fully introduces the most important concept in Thumoslang.
  • Chapter 19 tells the story of how the rise of Thumoslang began.
  • Chapter 20 introduces a new social movement, which is to be highlighted by Social Clarity Day.

 

Chapter 16 Widespread Use of Social Clarity
The widespread control of fire, of the tool, of the machine, and then of the automation gives us more energy and thus more power. However, a nation with more energy and more power does not have citizens who know how to treat one another better than those in lesser nations. Therefore, technology cannot bring our humanity beyond “Level 1.0”. What would it take to bring humanity to “Level 2.0”? Whatever it is, the widespread use of it is a must and it must give residents of the adopting nation the powerful knowledge on how to treat one another better, but at scale. During the years between 2016 and 2020, many had, through their personal experience, given us enough data to believe that Thumoslang is it. For all our humanity, Thumoslang is the key to unlocking the hidden power in each and every individual, and thus groups, communities, and cities.
Chapter 17 How Thumoslang Works
It hurts not to know how to use Thumoslang nomenclature while dealing with others. As the architecture of social logic, it lets you analyze in a hurry what your family and friends have to say about you, in order to ensure that their influences are reducing–and not increasing–the distance between you and what you truly want to become.
Chapter 18 The Ollie of Social Life
In skateboarding, the ollie leads to everything else in the entire skateboard world. The ollie is the trick that gets you off the ground. You need it to do any other trick. If you want to do a kickflip, for example, you need to do an ollie followed by a kick to flip the board. By the same token, there is a “trick” so fundamental that if you failed to master it, you would be stuck at the outer rim in your social world most of your life. If you don’t know how to discharge the power of the said trick, you’re vulnerable to making mistakes that may cost you relationships and opportunities.
Chapter 19 The Rise of Thumoslang
Here is how the rise of Thumoslang began. The power of Thumoslang was first demonstrated in August 2019 during the second conversation between its creator Nickantony Quach and the 25-year-old professional salesman Ifeanyi Onyekaba. The entire three-hour conversation was fully captured by the YouTube series Thumoslang101. How the 20-year-old Jairson Ascencao reacted to every minute of the series was captured by Thumoslang102.
Chapter 20 Social Clarity Day
Part of a new social movement, Social Clarity Day takes place on the 14th of August each year. It’s the yearly deadline for announcing the latest version of your ideals. This version should be applicable to the following year. In that way, your family and friends will have enough time to learn more about how to avoid interfering with the new you in the New Year.

 

Part 5 Mentoring Assistance

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Part 5 includes chapters 20 through the last chapter ahead of the Appendix. Each is summarized below.

Editorial Note: As soon as they are identifed and ranked, they will be listed hereby.

 

 

26 Thumoslang Achievement Levels

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You reach another level of achievement in Thumoslang when you are able to answer the next question in the following list and give further elaboration on the answer.

1 What is Thumoslang?
Thumoslang is a collection of more than 800 thumbnail definitions, each of which is falsifiable, for use in achieving social clarity. All are presented by the Thumoslang Dictionary.
2 What is social clarity? How to achieve it?
This section here: The Importance of Social Clarity, and this section here: The Nomenclature for Social Clarity, should help answer the question.
3 How powerful is Thumoslang?
Using Thumoslang, as experienced in its original discovery, you can change a life in three sentences. Its falsifiable definitions ensure that what you say is powerful, as your listeners would have a hard time coming up with their own subjective interpretation of your message to them. For a testimonial, see this section here: A Crisis of Years Fixed in Days.
4 How to quantify, explicitly count all actual relationships last month?
How many relationships did you have last month? Do you now have more or less? If you cannot quantify the difference in relationship count between two given months, you cannot do relationship management. If you cannot do it, you are not mastering relationships; see this section here: A Demonstration of Thumoslang.
5 What is your business of the self? What is professionalism? Why does the former need the latter?
This section here: What Do You See in the Mirror, and this section here: What is Professionalism, answer all three questions.
6 What are the biggest reasons for, and how best to prevent unwanted drama?
This section here: The Most Important Thing in Life, and this section here: Shared Understanding of Terms, should help answer the question.
7 What is the origin of Thumoslang? How was it discovered?
This section here: The Origin of Thumoslang, and this section here: The Thumoslang Discovery, should help answer the question.
8 Why are your ideals the most important thing in life?
This section here: Your Ideals & Your Ideal Self, this section here: Ideals – The Most Important Category, and this section here: The Most Important Thing in Life, should help answer the question.
9 Could you sharpen the blade of one’s mind in three hours using Thumoslang?
The answer is a big YES as demonstrated by the YouTube series Thumoslang101; see this section here: Thumoslang101 – The Original Demo, this section here: A Blade of Mind Sharpened in 3 Hours, and this section here: The Thumoslang101 Mentoring Process.
10 What is and how to explain a falsifiable definition of love?
The answer is in this section here: The First Falsifiable Definition of Love.
11 How to prove that Thumoslang is not a cult or religion?
The answer is in this section here: Is Thumoslang a Cult or Religion?

 

27 Thumoslang Starter FAQ

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1 Are your ideals the same as your ideal self?
Yes; see the section Your Ideals & Your Ideal Self.
2 What is your business of the self?
See the section What Do You See in the Mirror?
3 Who is your second mind; why is that person important?
See the section What is Professionalism?
4 What is unwanted drama; how does one have so much of it in life?
See the section The Most Important Thing in Life.
5 Do we have a quick way to demonstrate the power of Thumoslang?
Yes; see the section A Demonstration of Thumoslang.
6 [Is Thumoslang a Cult or Religion?]
Is Thumoslang a Cult or Religion?
7 How should one get started with Thumoslang?
See the section Getting Started with Your Thumoslang Journey.
8 Is Thumoslang useful without other speakers nearby?
Yes; see the section The Last English Speaker.
9 Where does Thumoslang come from?
See the section The Origin of Thumoslang.
10 Was Thumoslang first discovered by chance or intention?
See the section The Thumoslang Discovery.
11 What is social clarity; why is it important?
See the section The Importance of Social Clarity. Follow up with the section The Nomenclature for Social Clarity.
12 [What is the Most Important Thing in Life?]
What is the Most Important Thing in Life?
13 Where to begin when first using the Thumoslang Dictionary?
See the section Ideals – The Most Important Category.
14 [The First Falsifiable Definition of Love?]
What is the first falsifiable definition of love?
15 Who are the first speakers of Thumoslang?
Jairson Ascencao and Alec Mustafayev; see the section The Last English Speaker.
16 Who is the first to use Thumoslang?
In 2016, before the original Thumos book was published, a visiting professor at Brown University used Thumoslang as the nomenclature for social clarity. As the writers saw the positive result of their work in how the professor’s life was drastically improved, they wrapped up their work and published it in the following year. The title of the book is Thumos: Adulthood, Love & Collaboration.
17 What to read first in the starter kit?
When you first use the Thumoslang Starter Kit, begin with the Guide to Thumoslang. It’s the simplest book of them all, and highly recommended as a first read for those who have never learned about Thumoslang before. The Thumoslang Handbook is slightly advanced and recommended for those who have a moderate amount of knowledge on what Thumoslang is. The Thumoslang Dictionary is intended for advanced users of Thumoslang, as the purpose it serves is less for teaching and more for reference of Thumoslang terms when necessary.

 

28 Pending Editorial Tasks

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The following editorial tasks should be done before we can consider making the above a new draft. This section will be removed in the final draft as it contains only editorial information.

1 Reviewing the Order of Presentation
Explain why one section is ahead of another
2 Review all sections after Chapter 8
As of 7:41 AM on 3/14, Chapter 9 needs to be reviewed again.

As of 8:36 AM on 3/13, the first 9 chapters have been reviewed. The purpose is to make sure that the content is ready for a print version.

3 Check all links
Check all links to ensure that the link text makes sense in a print version of the document.
4 Review and revise all sections after section 14 on ambiguity
The first 14 sections have been reviewed and revised by Nick as of 10:45 AM on 3/1/2021.
5 Links under FAQ outdated
Links under FAQ outdated; they need to be updated
6 Missing ideas in Section 6 The Thumoslang Discovery
Something is missing between the last two paragraphs in Section 6 The Thumoslang Discovery
7 Most sections should be referenced by the list of Thumoslang Educational Achievements
Every relevant topic in each booklet should be referenced by the list of all Thumoslang Educational Achievements.
8 first car; used 3 times; 2 duplicate paragraphs
Need to review and remove
9 Countdown to Publication of the Guidebook
This post reminds us what to do ahead of publication of the guidebook.
10 Remove duplicate paragraphs
See the report at the end of the document
11 The Rise of Thumoslang
Links in this chapter are not good for a book in print. Review and revise this chapter more carefully.
12 How Thumoslang Works
This chapter needs to be fully expanded. Its ending applies to Year18Alec but it does not work well for this chapter.
13 The Rise of Thumoslang
Follow through and add other stories showing further development of Thumoslang beyond Thumoslang106 (John Kandalaft).
14 August 14 Social Clarity Day
With only a few short paragraphs, this chapter is incomplete. A lot of work needs to be done for this chapter.
15 Thumoslang Achievement Levels
This should be a main chapter and not an appendix. Its link should be friendly to a print version.

29 Estimated Word Count

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This section will be removed in the final draft as it contains only editorial information.

In total, this book has around 13410 words. That’s 39 pages, with 350 words per paperback page as a working average: source.

Of the 27 sections, the average word count per section is around 497 words.

To reviewers, this booklet has 1 words not considered as basic English. They are listed below when this text is generated in local mode.

30 Release Notes

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Revised at 11:07:39 AM on 3/15/2021 in Rhode Island, this document is updated regularly online and periodically updated in print. It’s part of, or in support of, the Thumoslang Book Collection. Select the following link for the latest version of this document

To offer feedback or comment on anything presented herein or to obtain Thumoslang mentoring or other services, please contact the Quach & Mustafayev Group directly.

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