How powerful are your words?

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
March 28, 2012 7:30pm CST
Words carry energy and this is why language has the power and the potential to heal or hurt. Most of us can remember a time when someone sent a word our way, and it stuck with us. It may have been the first time we received a compliment from someone we truly respected, or the time a friend or sibling called us a name we didn't like, but either way it stuck. This reminds us that what we say has weight and power and that we must always be aware of the words we speak. Eventually we begin to recognize that words are not abstract, disconnected entities used only to convey meaning; they are powerful transmitters of feelings. Perhaps for the next few days we should look at how our own words come out, and what affect they have on the people around us. Your thoughts please.
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• United States
29 Mar 12
Hi again Pose, You are right… words have power. You can lift a person up or tear them down with the words you use. You can build up the person’s sense of self, or you can chip away at their self esteem. You can literally kill the spirit with your words, or you can bring forth new life with the words you use. It all comes down to the fact that words help or words hurt and destroy. I feel like if I can’t say something nice I shouldn’t say anything at all.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
21 Apr 12
Hi PointlessQuestions, Thank you for sharing in another of my discussions. I felt that we would agree on this one. Blessings.
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• China
5 Apr 12
I am in entire agreement with you.Words embody thought.For same word,even speak it in diffent tone,It may express completely different feelings,much more calling somebody a name he doesn't like.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
4 May 12
Hi changjiangzhibin, Thank you for commenting and I'm pleased that we agree. Many people, especially children and young people, are scarred for life by someone who doesn't care what he or she says. Blessings.
• China
5 May 12
We mustn't wag our tongue too freely at any time and must think of how others feel after hearing what we have said.
• Mexico
1 Apr 12
Hi Pose: You are right. My eldest brother has this big problem, he says exactly what he is thinking and he doesn't care about the words. Many times he has hurt people because he doesn't measure his words and the way he tells you something can hurt people. Some people say that's being brutally honest but I don't think so. We have to care about the effects of our words and not label someone or make them down. ALVARO
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
4 May 12
Hi starsailover, Thank you for commenting and we agree. Being brutally honest is not the best habit to have, yet many people are like that. Often people's lives are destroyed by the bluntness of those who don't care who they are hurting. Always encourage others,especially children,to do their best and be quick to praise. Blessings.
• United States
30 Mar 12
Words have a lot of power, and people's words can always get the better of them, or they can destroy their reputation. Sometimes, you have to be really careful what you say around people.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
4 May 12
Hi rogue, Thank you for sharing and I agree words can both make and destroy us. Always be careful of what you say especially around children, they are very impressionable and have long memories. Blessings.
@dazzledlady (1626)
• Philippines
29 Mar 12
I agree, words are powerful. It have been used in different ways all over the world. To communicate, to argue, to influence,to sympathize, to create friends as well as enemies. Generally everything passes through words before they become actions and before they become reality. From thoughts to words, from words to whatever we want to achieve.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
22 Apr 12
Hi dazzledlady, Thank you for sharing those thoughts. Blessings.
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
29 Mar 12
I think that our words can have a powerful affect on others and vice versa. I do agree that at times people can say things that really does stick with us. I know that I really appreciate those words of encouragement when I'm having a hard day. We do have to be careful what we say to others because we don't have to bring others down or ruin their day.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
22 Apr 12
Hi Dominique, Thank you for commenting and we agree. Blessings.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
29 Mar 12
Coming from customer service I know that not just words but, they tone they are said in count just as much. Sometimes, without knowing, our mood can be reflected in the way the words are said. There are some required words to use in a call center that I totally disagree with.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
21 Apr 12
Hi 2004cqui, Thank you for sharing and indeed adding to this discussion. I completely agree with you that the tone in which something is said also has a big affect on others. I have never worked in customer service but like most people, have had good and bad experiences in dealing with those who work there. Blessings.
• United States
30 Mar 12
It depends, If you Understand what someone is saying thats great but the power behind the words might say something else like the word "F*uc* so it's not really the words..hmm
• United States
30 Mar 12
it's the feeling(-:
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
4 May 12
Hi AmericanNotes, Thank you for commenting and of course it's different if we don't understand the person.When understood however words are a powerful tool for both good and evil. Blessings.