I once had an argument about the difference between the essence of something and the function of something. This person wanted me to believe that the essence of something and the function of something were interchangeable words, i.e. synonyms.
I use a chair as my example. The essence of what makes a chair is its four legs and a backrest (most of them anyway), and the function of a chair can be something to sit on (but it doesn't have to be). It can function as something to stand on to get something. It can function as a way to keep your door closed. It can function as a way to beat off an attacker. However, the essence of what makes a chair a chair is still the same no matter what it may function as in a particular moment.
I even pulled up the vastly different definitions and provided her a list of synonyms for the word essence. She still wanted to argue her case. I, being hard-headed, dug my heels into my position even more, and she did the same.
I finally dropped the subject and never brought it up again. Some people just want to be right no matter what evidence is provided for your case.
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My Completed Freewriting prompts:
|Ongoing Stories||Numbered in Order of Story's Progression|
|Detective Story||#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening|
|Suspense/Horror||#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office|
|The Stall||#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall|
|Church||#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State|
|Butterfly||1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk|
|#52 Caterpillar||#85 Wildflower||Hardboiled Minds||Grief|
|Towels||See You on the Other Side||Tears||Light||Mask|
|We-writes (collaborations with community members)|
|Monster||Eagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry||Smooth as Silk||Torment of the Light Bulb|