In general - despite the huge advances in linguistics and associated sciences - we little realize the 'power of language'. It has struck me that even the pioneers in linguistics (Noam Chomsky and others) have little understood that 'power': had they adequately understood, they surely would have gone much further than they have succeeded in doing. I suggest that their major lack is of a deficiency in understanding about 'systems'.
Over the past several decades (or even the past century or so), circumstances have been indicating that we (human beings) are in dire need of some further development of 'language' to enable us to 'handle' the situations we have been encountering. By and large, in the 'prose mode' of communication, the 'inter-relationships' between the factors in complex systems' remain rather ambiguous, leading often to quite significant deficiencies in the way we communicate with each other - and even more grave deficiencies in the way we behave (act) with each other.
For instance, Jesus Christ is said to have articulated (about 2000 years ago) the profound wisdom: "Do thou unto others as thou woulds't have others do unto you" - I believe this must be the basis of all human society. (Buddha, even earlier, is said to have gone even deeper into the 'heart of things'). But remarkably, in recent times it has been an ostensibly 'Christian nation', the US of A, that has been most gravely contravening the 'fundamental law of society'.
Some developments from Warfield's approach to systems (in a tool called the 'One Page Management System' [OPMS]) now enable individuals or groups (high-school upwards) to identify any 'Mission' of current interest and to develop
I would even go so far as to suggest (not necessarily claim as yet) that most of the horrors of the Nazi era (and most of the horrors following that era) may well have been prevented if people at large were a little more aware about 'systems' and how they function. (The basic 'modern ideas' about systems came to light with the researches of Ludwig von Bertalanffy and many others, circa 1930s I believe - well in advance of Hitler and Gang taking control in Germany).