Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Words... Use Them Wisely

What are words? What do they mean? Who decided what each word describes or refers to?

This semester I am taking a course called Language, Thought, and Action. Class has only been held 2 times and yet, I find myself completely enthralled in its content. It gives me an entirely new outlook on situations and new approaches for everyday occurrences.

We discuss how the words we choose to use, whether they be symbols or signs, will without a doubt have an effect on someone or something.

The more I think about this concept, the more I realize that I must choose my words more carefully.

We read scholarly articles. We discuss them. We dissect them. We divulge into ourselves. We change our Language, Thought, and Action.

Here is an expert from an article I read today. It truly puts things into perspective for me.

I must be more aware of the things I say, how my actions effect others, and how my words create the person I am or will become.

"That words are powerful may seem obvious, but the fact is that most of us, most of the time, use them lightly. We choose our clothes more carefully then we choose our words, though what we say about and to others can define them indelibly."
-Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: Joseph Telushkin

1 comment:

Kirsten Nicole said...

That's beautiful. Absolutely love it. You'll have to keep me posted on that class, it sounds amazing!