Challenge Four: Word Weaving

Your challenge is to invent a word, phrase, or metaphor that you think would make the world a better place and then try to spread it among your friends.


See your own seeing by reflecting on the language and metaphors you use and how you might choose different language or metaphors to change the way you think and act. New perspectives open up new questions, so this might also help you ask new questions and make new connections to new ideas.


Step One: Invent a word, phrase, or new metaphor. Examples in this lesson included “strengthness” and new metaphors about arguments, education, and the self. What about love? Maybe we could use a different word to describe our complex feelings. Or maybe we could re-imagine metaphors like “falling in love.” Anything goes.

Step Two: Introduce the word, phrase or metaphor in basic conversation as if the word has always existed and see if your friends catch on and start using it themselves.

Step Three: If they ask about it, give them a strong pitch as to why it should exist.

Step Four: Show us or tell us about your adventure. Post a video or share your story with #anth101challenge4