We are going to study meaning. But what does meaning mean? What is the meaning of meaning? Isn’t it all just meaningless?
Well, maybe. A lot of people think that semantics means “something meaningless.”
Actually, thinking about meaning can help you to make sense of things. It doesn’t have to be pointless.
Sometimes it’s important to think about whether we really do understand what words mean.
In any case, we can do our best to make sure we really understand.