Today, in order for something to be accepted as a reality, American society requires a “clear visibility” or an explanation of experienced truth. In Blumberg’s section “Something Like a World Order”, he argues human consciousness and visibility connects reality and life to truth. Therefore, the use of metaphor is important because comparing things that humans have not experience helps and enables humans to interpret all different types of interpretations of life in philosophical, scientific, or historical experiences/events. According to Blumberg, metaphors allow for “detours” to occur, which is important for the reality of existence. For example, culture consists in detours, “Finding and cultivating culture, describing culture, and recommending culture is what gives it the function of humanizing life” (Blumberg 96). Cultural detours define new inventions, new beginnings, and new life. Through this, the world is able to gain meaning and record these “described detours” in a form of literature, such as memoirs and biographies that now become interpreted into historical and humanistic realism.
The use of metaphors in relation to life and reality gave humanity its character throughout evolution and time. For example, Schopenhauer explains the solar system as an unconscious space of mass nothingness. However, metaphoric language created interpretation to truth and explanations to interpret the meaning of life’s evolution. I agree that metaphoric language is used to explain conditions that deviate from human reality. Metaphors aid human minds to adapt to conditions that might stray away from questionable realities. The interpretation of language gives existence to things that lack subject. As Blumberg argues, “Humans are creatures in need of consolation” (Blumberg 106). Without ideas that control and preserve humanity and its reality, how can anyone interpret questions related to existence or life?