Meaning is important. Words are not.
(If you agree, read on.)
‘Are these fortune cookies?’ asked Jill.
‘Yes,’ said the waiter ‘with compliments from the chef.’
Jill broke open her cookie and frowned at the strip of paper inside.
‘What does it say?’ asked Jack.
‘It sounds cryptic and rude,’ said Jill.
Jack took the strip of paper from her and read, ‘Be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless.’
‘If I eat lunch like this every day, I will be formless and shapeless,’ said Jill.
‘It’s Bruce Lee,’ said Mark.
They both lo