February 2, 2012 4:54pm CST
In the age of the Internet, Cell Phones, PC's, Tablets, Sattilite and Cable TV. Is anyone realy listening to anything being said? With all this High Tech Comunication going on what are we saying that is relevant? In a world where anything we say online or in the public is always played upon by the twisting and perverting of your words. We all must realize that your words have power and if the wrong things are being said nothing good is coming from them. What people say has influanced the world since language was first spoken in ancient times The spoken word today is being abused and misused as childs toy. Not to metion our world leaders the best at deseption and word playing in the world. They say anything and everything to get elected. Who is listening to who and what are they saying that's relevant to mankind. So if you donnot have anthing truthful or good to say, shut it up and walk away. Because we all have enough problems and we don't need that negative energy frowing out of your mouth.
3 Feb 12
Let's see: I seldom/rarely watch tv. If (a movie or crime) I don't put the sound of the tv loud so I do have to listen. If I skype with my husband I do listen to what he is saying. If I have a phonecall I go stay somewhere, where it's quite and can pay attention to the caller (I do this before I pick up the phone, I seldom call btw). I don't have a radio/stereo in my house. If I follow my hungarian class there are time I find it hard to understand what they are talking about.. so no I don't always listen (although I try) frequently I am too tired. It's the same with my kids. If they have their days of never ending talking I am not always paying attention (I get tired of the non stop talking). I don't think internet changed anything or the cellphone. We already have phone since.. and there is radio and newspaper not to forget to mention the never ending gossipping in many villages (in earlier days even more active as nowadays). The spoken word has always been abused and always by people who prefer not to listen or should I say: to hear what you really mean. Those who want to be elected are not different from all those leader of churches. BTW it's also a trick to fool people by talking in a special way to make them not hear what you really mean!
3 Feb 12
Hi! You are right. Children in this generation neglect wisdom from their parents and would rather ask advice from their friends. They engage more time in the internet rather than chatting with their siblings.Words really have power that is why we must be careful because it can either build or break a person. Guard your tongue as what the bible says. We must learn to listen.
2 Feb 12
Words are indeed powerful and if used the wrong way can really cause damage. This is what people should realize. One single word uttered in the wrong place and time could start fights. But I guess a lot has realized this. Politicians and con men know how to twist words for their gains. And I feel that this has created mistrust amongst us. It's as if there's no 'innocent' word anymore. I mean, each word we hear makes us think if it has another meaning altogether.