Just Words, Right?
In my 56 years of life I have been asked many questions, some easy, more hard. Doesn’t it amaze some of you that all answers are really just words combined together in such a way to give rhyme or reason and give those with no hope, hope? Interesting isn’t it. Words we all use every day, man, woman, and child, yet placed in a certain way and order and we feel so much better. There only words, aren’t they?
We cling to words like its life’s elixir or our last breath, hoping to give us meaning in our life. Some of you may not admit that, but it is true. Some ask the question really knowing the answer, yet want another answer even if it isn’t true. Again some will disagree with me. We in general loved to be self-assured, we love to be vindicated in our choices right or wrong. We hate to be told “You screwed up”.
We try to do what’s right even when we know it’s wrong, but we don’t want to be told that, do we. We learn from our mistakes or we hope to. At times listening is better than asking questions. There is a great book by Sun Tzu called “The Art of War” inside you will find some of the most amazing quotes that were written over 2000 years ago. A few of my favorites are “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak”, another one and I paraphrase is “Fight your enemy where he is not”. Although these phrases were wrote more or less about war it still applies to everyday life.
Pick your words wisely and with care, words can and do hurt. They last in us forever and never go away. They can eat at us like a cancer and consume us to do things we shouldn’t do. Words can be taken two ways and that is where the hurt or joy starts. There only words right? Built out of 26 letters in the alphabet, that is all. No more no less. Stay strong as always and more importantly stay your course.