Any reference is a reference for a reference that depends on axioms that justify the initial reference. A break in axioms means a break between the references. There is no longer reference between them. What exists outside reference? No one knows. What exists inside references can only be deduced by the axioms that connect the references.
The axioms that drive our references can be built or created from the references we start of with. The references are innate and given by nature. But to a point, the significance of the references are then analyzed by an initial reference. The interpreter. The interpreter, although made up of references, can reference in a way that changes the axioms it starts with in the future.
From learned response, the interpreter is offered references to make further references with and axiom to alter the references’ significance.
An example is Daniel Dennett’s write up on acquired taste. It’s like re-routing what is given by nature by a Will that drives nature towards a direction based on the significance of references used. The significance is natural but it’s built on a Will that removes the significance of the natural with a drive towards unexpected references. What the Will will find is natural but made up in part of the actions of the Will, whose own significance is undefined. It’s only defined by the paradoxical drive that it helps create. Paradoxical because the drive is natural but remains mythical merely because it cannot be understood outside the drive that gives it significance.