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Words: Weapons Of Love And Hate

Words are like a double edged tool, one side you could use to destroy and one side you could use to build.

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What's something more destructive than an all-out nuclear war between countries over the world? What's also something that could unite allies and enemies together to build an entire nation together? It's not bullets, money, or nuclear warheads, but by the words and symbols communicated between the two sides. Words aren't just letters on a paper, they're a way to deliver a message to others, indicating whether you're hostile or friendly, and they in return to react to your choice of words. Full blown wars could occur in an instant just by mere sentences with the declaration of war as well as the building of a sanctuary for the poor with long paragraphs of words. Words are the keys to unlock the door of love and unity yet can be abused to be the harsh winds that blow open the gates of hate and spite.

Words are just tools for people to communicate their thoughts, ideas, comments, etc. to other people. It seems so simple yet complicated because over the years words have developed more than being just words, they've become meaning. When someone says that they're fine, are they really feeling fine or just a way to shrug off a concern coming from a friend. When we talk about the weather and describe how the weather is becoming worse, is that what we really want to talk about or do those words about weather convey another message about your current mode and pessimism? When someone creates humor, they create it through the play of words back then; now humor is created when there's a play on irony in the words that make a typical scenario abnormal and seemingly "funny." As you see words are such a versatile tool used to convey all sorts of messages. Some of these messages are delivered directly through clear, concise words with no other meaning in them; some messages are delivered indirectly with a twist on the meaning of words like sarcasm or the tone in which the words were delivered.

As you can see words are used for so many purposes, and it's up to the sender of those words to decide what message they will deliver and often these messages conveyed by words could bring dire consequences. Have you ever met someone who's always being critical of things and pessimistic and you just generally don't want to hang around him/her? Do you know someone who always seems cheerful and gives compliments to everyone they meet? Have you met an extremist that always pressure others to follow their ideas and be assertive and aggressive in their words? The words are still just words, but the words that build into the message delivered could be the building blocks for you to either love the person or hate that person.

When we turn to people, who use words "formally," we often see them use complex words that have vague meaning in them. Why is this? This is to prevent any indication of aggression or emotion in those words and deliver the message as straightforward as possible without including any other hidden messages. Formal messages seek to deliver only the message the sender intended to deliver. So they would carefully select their choice of words, so no hate nor love is delivered, but they are seemingly changing as we see more and more people throw away the art of words and choose to deliver messages through poorly chosen words that include messages the sender intend or did not intend to send.

We seemed to have lost the art of words from the past. Our words are now going out through our mouth by going through our minds first and thus bring upon unexpected consequences. Especially in an era with such controversy and distrust, we need to be wearier of when to use words, how to use them, and where to use them. Sometimes we don't need to spout out the obvious or say the truth when we would clearly disrespect someone. Sometimes we don't have to use offensive words to get our points across and argue our ideas. Sometimes we don't have to bash everyone we disagree with hateful language and nonconstructive words. Sometimes we could create humor without bashing the dignity of a person. Sometimes we don't need to be hateful and malicious with our words. Sometimes we can make the world a better place filled with love when we just think before we talk and consider the consequences of our words before they come out. We were granted the great ability to talk and with great powers comes great responsibilities; your words make the difference between day and night for someone.

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How Happiness In A Relationship Is So Important

What is the happiness and love that we as individuals deserve when it comes to our relationship?

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It's different for each of us. Some prefer being showered in gifts, being showed off on social media, bragged about to family and friends. But, what is the one thing that all of those have in common?

That would be the unmistakable amount of love your significant other has for you, that they will do anything to show you that they love you unconditionally. We all show our love for one another in various ways. I for one love being shown the love someone else has for me in small things they do.

It could be a simple 'good morning love' text message or even just a hug out of the blue. Knowing that someone cares so deeply about you is one of life's greatest gifts. Knowing that another human being loves you and wants to be with you, it makes us drunk off of love and our heads float up to the stars.

However, when we don't feel that love, that connection, that reassurance from our significant other that they love and care for us back, it can be an extremely overwhelming and a lonely feeling.

We start looking for those feelings and connections elsewhere. In our friends for reassurance if we look good or blowing up their phones for attention.

We start caring about if other people find us attractive or not, we relish in compliments that other people give us. We start looking for that happiness elsewhere. It's not because you stop loving your significant other or stop caring about them, but we as humans need to feel important and like we are needed by another person.

When you stop letting your significant other know how much you care about them or showcasing your love for them, even if it's a simple gesture like holding their hand or holding the door open for them, they will begin to look elsewhere.

Now I am in no way saying that they will cheat on you, but your relationship and their attitude and feelings towards you will never be the same until you start showing them how much they mean to you just as much as they do for you. I don't condone cheaters or staying in a relationship that you are not happy in.

Yes, some relationships go through hard times like distance or a traumatic event. However, the way I see it is if you entered into the relationship, to begin with, you obviously cared about that person a lot and if they show you that they care and love you for the person you are and your past then they deserve the same in return from you.

Relationships are not always easy, they take time, determination, communication, compromise, and love to stay afloat. If one of you isn't willing to give your all and put forth the effort needed then it will never work. A relationship can't be successful if it is only one-sided.

Despite peoples life's being busy on a day to day basis, you need to always find time for your significant other. Because at the end of the day when things hit the fan, your significant other should be the one that will be there no matter what and always be by your side.

All in all, you need to treat each other the way in which you would want to be treated in a relationship and treat them the way they should be treated despite whatever chaos is going on in the world about you. Love is the conquer of all and should never be thrown around or not taken seriously.

Loving someone else is a gift we are given by God and never taken lightly.

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You Know You're From Trumbull, CT When...

The best memories are made in this boring, little, Connecticut town.

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1. The majority of places you will consider to eat at are in Fairfield or Westport... Colony, Shake Shack, Country Cow, Playa Bowls, BarTaco

2. But if you find yourself too lazy to get on 95 for food, Panchero's is the go-to... never Chipotle. If it is past midnight, the choice always comes down to the McDonalds in Monroe, where you are almost guaranteed to see a group of people you know, or Merritt Canteen.

3. Once you got your license, your Friday night plans consisted of picking up friends, driving up and down Main Street, and, somehow, always finding yourself at the THS parking lot seeing who's car is there because there is nothing better to do.

4. In the Fall, you couldn't wait for Friday so that after school you and half of your grade could walk to Plasko's Farm for ice cream and apple cider donuts... and hope you could get them before the owners would yell at you to leave. (This one only applies to Hillcrest Middle School kids, AKA the inferior middle school in town).

5. You couldn't wait to be a senior so you could officially lead the BLACK HOLE at football games... if you were even willing to go in the cold.

6. You looked forward to the annual Senior Scav, the last week of summer before your senior year where a list of tasks is passed down by the recently graduated class... the official kickoff to senior year.

7. You pass by Country Club Rd. and get flashbacks from the worst Cross Country practices ever. Driving up Daniels Farm Rd. in the Fall and Spring, you are conditioned to yell "hi" out the window to your friends at practice.

8. You knew someone who worked at Gene's gas station... and found yourself spending more time there on the weekends than you would like to admit.

9. You are convinced Melon-heads are real after frequenting Velvet St. to see the abandoned insane asylum with your friends, IF you didn't want to drive all the way up to Fairfield Hills in Newtown.

10. You have had/have been to at least one middle school birthday party at the Trumbull Marriott.

11. You know that the 25mph speed limit on Whitney Ave. is way too slow... and can't help but hit a little air going down the huge hill at the top.

12. The guy at Towne likely knows your name.

13. You never find yourself turning right out of THS... that side of town is irrelevant for those who do not live there.

14. You know to avoid the Merrit Parkway from 4:00-7:00pm at all costs.

15. You know more than you would like to about people you aren't even friends with... in a town so small, things get around very quick.

16. Going shopping really means going to Target, or any store in the mall, for the millionth time that week.

17. The marching band was the best in the state and you would see them practicing, literally, every time you drove by THS.

19. Depending on the side of town you lived, you spent a lot of time at Five Pennies Park or Indian Ledge Park.

20. You would say you couldn't wait to leave, but when you got to college, you find yourself excited to come back to your hometown so you can reminisce on old traditions and make new memories.

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