“I love you”, “I hate you”, “I think you are an idiot”, “I think you are so clever”… just simple words? Everyday we use words to communicate our feelings and thoughts, yet we tend to use them mostly unconsciously, often without understanding completely the impact these simple words have on other people’s lives. More than that, it’s not only which words we choose for expressing what we may want, but the characteristic tone of our voices that counts as well.
Words have an innate power. The person that knows and fully understands how to use them properly can influence so many people, either positively or negatively – depending on his purposes. Words are the vehicles of every notion ever perceived by the human logic. The words formulate a notion, making it thus possible to be clearly expressed and communicated to other people. They say that each person knows as many words as the notions he can understand. I am not completely sure about it, but it seems to be true to a certain extent.
There is no doubt that most of us have connected our most important moments of our lives with specific phrases or even with the absence of them. We all know that in many cases, words that are absent still have the power to stigmatize us. This is one of the reasons, among others, why especially those who choose to create a family have to be extra careful when and how they use words. At the end of the day, we realize that words are more than simple words… They have the power to transform us and the people around us in our worst or best version.
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