eat good food to feel good and look good, we dress well to impress
others and a lot other things to have a status in society. Did we
ever think about the most important thing which matter the most?
Did we ever think about words before we speak?
Words – may be a smaller source of conversation but matter most
and need to be handled with care while exchanging our ideas with
others as it gives life and meaning to the world around us. More
importantly, once out, these will become the food for other’s
thoughts which may lead to their actions.
The spoken word is a great magician, we should endeavor to heed to
the word of wisdom and to learn to “use with care those living
messengers called words” (W.Q .Judge). The most significant
interaction between people is the spoken word. Writers use words
to invoke thought and emotion. Motivational speakers use words to
promote action. Politicians use words to get elected. The
realization that each word that comes from your mouth has
significant meaning is not a thought that crosses many people's
minds before they speak. Do we ever think the importance of words
before we speak?
A large part of the confusion and turmoil in today’s world is
reflected in the words we use. Also, we can say, our impropriate
use of words adds to the existing confusion and creates more
complications, tensions and misunderstandings. If only we could
purify and control our use of words we would be able to put to end
many of the problems that we are facing today.
Words are those symbols which mirror the human thought. Our mind
is reflected in the words we speak. Confused speech denotes a
confused mind. Our feelings and our moral nature also gets
reflected in our speech-in our choice of words and also in the
tone in which we utter them.
Thus, we can say that words have a life of their own. After we
give birth to it, it goes out to the world and depending upon its
nature gives life or death. Words have the power to build as well
as destroy, it can unite and divide, words can heal and also
wound, words can bless and curse, reconcile or antagonize;
enlighten or delude, reveal or hide!
Be positive while expressing your thoughts into words as it shows
that you have confidence in what you are saying as well as
projects your optimism onto your listeners. Hope the words I used
will help you to understand the value of words we speak.
Share your views?
Co-Ordinator, JNV Kolasi