BEAUTY OF WORDS


Words – a bevy of letters to which we've assigned meaning, and thus tremendous power that directly affects our sentiments, mood and chemical reactions in the brain. Likewise, words are capable to launch us to undreamed-of heights of happiness or hurtle us into fiendish chasms of sorrow and depression. Similar to everything else, they can be recruited for good or evil purposes, for which Hitler's hateful discourse that destroyed millions of lives is the illustrious paragon. Some views them as a weapon much more forceful than those that injures physical body, because it renders deeper and more painful wounds. Malala Yousafzai stated: „There is no greater weapon then knowledge and no greater source of knowledge then the written word.“ They embody the perfect medium to record and transmit the knowledge onto upcoming generations and words, by virtue of great orators such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and many others, have shaped the history itself. Recently I've watched Apollo 11 documentary that, through archive footage and regarding 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, reminds us of this incredible leap of mankind, and also cites that the crucial and decisive trigger which propelled the entire nation was the word „choose“: „We choose to go to the Moon.“ It has become the final and ultimate word that is no longer debatable or questioned, rather all means and efforts were invested in achieving the goal, which was eventually done.
Sometimes a single word, with its potential to inspire, create or ruin the moment, is enough to produce a significant difference in one's day or, on occasion, the whole life. That's why we must choose them very wisely, because often we're unaware how long they can remain in someone's thoughts, heart and soul, even after we forget that we've spoken them at all. It may take a mere 10 seconds, but it's remembered by other person for 10, 20 or 50 years, as is the case with parents and children. Parents moulds the character of their children and prepares them for life with words, and those full of love and encouragement results in a perception of the world and self-worth quite contrasting than those resentful and humiliating. Such people inevitably struggles with complexes implanted in them in early childhood, desperately seeking approval and validation from others, perhaps never realizing how wonderful they really are. Ikea conducted an experiment with two plants: one was constantly insulted and to other only lovely words were conveyed, and it's not hard to surmise that the first one withered away. Just imagine, if foul words have such an impact on a herb, how they afflict the human being. During lifetime, from school, through college and later at work, we will encounter numerous individuals who'll support us or try to daunt us with their words, so it's immensely important to carefully select the circle of our friends and those we come in contact with. Anthony Robbins pointed out that we turn into people with which we spend our time and adopt their emotional patterns thanks to embracement of their vocabulary.
Never be mean, even if you're angry. Indignation will pass, but malicious words may leave an indelible mark on someone else's life. A heavy word can be forgiven, but not forgotten. What would somebody look like if each inconsiderate word cut a scar on the skin? I'm sure that the majority would pause and think before saying or writing anything. It's not difficult and we can all do it, but unfortunately it's rarely pondered of. I get the impression that social networks, devised to bring people together, are increasingly being abused to demean and devalue one's activity, which creates the counter-effect of separation. Hidden behind the screens of their computers, some write what they lack the audacity to pronounce at loud. I don't understand such folk, do they comprehend that the targets of their slanderous and derogatory comments are persons as well, somebody's daughters, mothers or sisters and how much those outbursts of inappropriety can hurt them. Their motivation is even less clear to me, are they actually feel better and satisfied with themselves if they afford grievance to others? Today, the justification for such treatment is found in „constructive criticism“, however I believe that critical thought should be well-intentioned, and is effective if expressed and exchanged via private channels, for instance e-mail. In the bulk of arbitrary definitions, constructive criticism for me represents a polite, pleasant and unimposing advice how to improve something, quality of blog photos foe example, and should never refer to anybody's personality or to sound imperative. „That's my opinion“, is another popular and common excuse. It's OK to have an opinion, but if it's oriented toward senseless offending of somebody you don't even know, then it's preferable to keep it to yourself. It's a huge psychological burden to quotidianly deal with so much negativity, and faltering under pressure has almost flowed into everyday life. In relation to this, technical changes are slowly being implemented in social networks, Instagram offers additional reviewing of comments before posting, in order to help raise the consciousness of the problem and reduce the amount of repugnant remarks.
Words with which you commence the day and which you repeat to yourself each morning when you look in the mirror are those that builds your life and you as a person. If you tell yourself that you're a person who always finds a solution regardless of the circumstances, who follows his dreams, who is optimistic, positive, happy and self-confident, the idea is born in your mind to which body reacts affirmatively and manifests it in analogous behavior. Words are omnipotent, both for the history of mankind and individual lives, which is why we must use that treasure to bring a smile to someone's face – you never know in what way somebody's future will be brightened.

42 comments:

  1. This is such a beautifully poignant and perceptive post - I agree whole-heartedly with everything you've said so eloquently here. Words can scar us for years; I know as a sensitive soul a lot of hurtful ones from my past still continue to haunt me now and again, try as I might to put them to rest for good. I wish people would think before opening their mouths sometimes, it seems more often than not there are so many paths we cross of those who can't resist putting us down or sending unwanted advice or criticism our way. The point you made about social media holds so much truth, in a digital age of staying connected through devices and screens it's so disheartening that so many use this as a way to voice so much vitriol towards others, especially when they'd never dream of saying any part of it out loud. You're such a positive beam of light, always casting sunshine and good auras our way. We need more "you's" in this world! Thank you for always bringing bliss and happiness! These perfume bottles and lipsticks are absolutely beautiful ♥︎♥︎♥︎

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  2. What a beautiful post, I quote your every thought, words can be a real weapon sometimes, as much as actions.
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  3. Didn't our Moms always tell us, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"? Such a good guideline to follow (not like some of the other catch phrases our Moms used to use). In this day and age of internet in which people feel anonymous and free to say anything to or about anybody, I think all social media sites (I'm glad to see that Instagram has something) should go through an "are you sure you want to post this?" several times before anything gets posted. It might make some think about what they're actually saying. This is the perfect thing to write a post about - thank you so much for doing it (and with the pretty pictures)

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  4. Wonderfully put!! It's amazing how powerful words can be. Even to ourselves. Which is why we should be careful about what we say.
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  5. Yeap, sometimes the smallest words have the strongest meaning. I remember when my girlfriend wanted to take holidays on the other side of the world, and I was hesitating both because of time and money, and then she just said to me ''people travel all the time'' and that was it, we went and it was amazing, a goal achieved over such a simple thought <3

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  6. I couldn't agree with you more with the power of words. I try to always be encouraging to myself and others. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. A very inspirational post! I guess almost everybody can relate with your words!
    They can be our bigger tool to help or hurt others, but seems that nowadays amost nobody thinks very much to how much can be potent and resonating...
    And abolve all seems that lot of people don't care at all to hurt somebody else, even if just online! I bet that they've never act like this in the real life!
    Totally agree every words of you, dear!
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  8. I don't know why the problem of you not being able to comment on my blog, I will check that out. Thanks for warning me :)
    Words have great power, I like them very much...
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  9. I love this- such a great read, babe! Words are SO important, and totally believe in affirmations and how we "talk" to ourselves being super relevant and something we need to be mindful of.

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  12. Thanks for sharing! The first photo is wonderful *_*

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  14. The power of words... couldn't agree more! Thanks for sharing this post so inspiring!
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  15. Very wise words! One of my rules is that if I don't like someone I don't comment him, I just avoid them.
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  16. This is such a well written and inspirational article. I couldn't agree more with everything you said. Words are powerful and we should take care as to how we use them. Even animals and plants are affected by words, they can understand the meaning behind them if not the words themselves..My grandmother always said we should talk to flowers and say nice things to them and that must be one of the reasons why she has such green fingers. People, being capable of understanding both the words and the implied meaning are even more affected by words. Like yourself, I believe in constructive criticism. I don't understand people who offend somebody just for sake of offending them. I think some people (unfortunately and mistakenly) see insults as a way of rising above others, but such destructive behaviour only lowers a person who sticks with it. Such negative behaviour only makes them less than they could be. I often remember one quote by American writer Robert Heinlein- insult is like a drink, if affects one only if accepted. I try to live by that. We don't have to accept insults and negative words, we can just reject them and choose to bring decent people in our life.

    I also agree with what you said how parents should take special care of their words because their words will often shape their children and the way they perceive themselves. But we should all be mindful of our words. For me politeness is very important, it makes life a lot easier for everyone and it should never be considered old-fashioned. I believe that verbal kindness makes this world a better place. If we have a problem with somebody, we should deal with it in private, not drag everyone into it. Social media can sometimes be a negative place. You're right that people hiding behind screens often write terrible things and use words they wouldn't use in real life. That's one of disadvantages of the online world, it opens us toward the negative and insulting discourse...but I still think there are more positive sides to Internet than negative ones.

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  17. This is beautifully written! Words are so powerful! Thank you for the reminder!

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  18. Such a beautifully written post! Yes words can be charged be with meaning and power so we need to be really mindful and careful in the way in which we choose to use them. Being kind is always the right way to go.

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  19. Word. Very strong tool. Can be inspiring and destructive.

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  20. Great post.Thank you for sharing! :)
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  21. A friend mine always has a favorite saying of mine, " Words mean something, and you can never take them back". I always keep that in mind especially whem I'm tempted to say something out of anger.
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  22. Words definitely mean so much and it is important that we are mindful with what we say!

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  23. This is a beautiful post that I feel so much! I totally agree that words can be weapons and hurt just as much, or more than actions sometines.

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  25. you took it beautifully ☺
    still, many people confuse criticism, constructive criticism with hate
    The Internet gives a sense of anonymity, and that's why so many people feel unpunished in offending others
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  26. Oh, I believe in the efffects of words and therefore I try to be super careful with them! I have also heard about such experiments like IKEA did and I think the results proof the working effechts for workds!
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  28. Such a well-written post! it's true, our words have the power to heal and hurt and we should always choose our words carefully. It's better to build people up than tear them down!

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  29. Knowledge is so important and people holding it back can really mess things up when it comes to people acting upon the lack of knowledge. I agree with you about never being mean. Sometimes, we end up saying things that have a lifetime impact and we end up having regrets from it. Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom!

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  30. You are very right in everything said here. Words have defined me and made me a linguist however I know the power it has as I was shaped through life with many unkind direct and indirect speech which made me struggle through life and I am still fighting to be myself and to get through it all However, people are insensitive to other people's feelings and they hurt as you said we can forgive but never forget Beautiful post Have a wonderful week darling xoxo Cris
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  31. This is such a well-written post. And I totally agree, words are so important, especially when we mean what we say!

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  32. Great post Hun, very wise words!! x

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  33. Loved this, such a great read!
    xx- Nina
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  34. Fab post hun, words are sometimes more powerful then actions!!!


    xoxo
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  35. Very nice and beutiful post. Words are really powerful and sometimes people should think twice before saying something.

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  36. Sooo beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Um post formidável, sobre o poder das palavras, muito bem intercalado com imagens de perfumes, cujo seu poder de sedução, também passa por um único nome ou palavra...
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