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Words can heal or words can hurt

This article isn't so much about a specific disease or disorder in health per se.  It is a general observation about how people opine and bloviate thoughtlessly. 

Benjamin Franklin said " He that speaks much, is much mistaken." Good ol' Benjamin Franklin was the first person to understand diarrhea of the mouth. In our day and age it is rampant.

Listening is a lost art.  When you really listen to somebody you are not thinking about what you are going to say next.  God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. Allowing people to express themselves is part of being a good listener.  It is a challenging exercise for us humans because we always want to be heard and acknowledged.

Healthy discussions should be a even exchange of ideas and thoughts which sometimes then lead to positive actions and results.  Even when two parties do not agree that is alright too.  The world would be a very boring and unbalanced place if we all agreed with everybody about everything. 

And sometimes words speak louder than actions.  Choose your words wisely grasshopper.  They can be misused or abused.  That's why the mainstream media gets into a lot of hot water - they abuse words. That's why the world is so troubled sometimes - because people abuse and misuse the power of the almighty word (not referencing The Holy Bible).

One of the most powerful words in the English language is "silence".  A lot can be said for silence. The words in the song say it all..."Silence is golden."  Don't mistake silence for lack of interest or being tuned out.  Silence is to listening what melody is to music.  You can't have one without the other.

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Comments

  • Bruce Baker 4 years ago

    This is a great article, and right on point. If you stab someone with a dagger, and draw it out, the scar still remains. That part of your body will never be the same, even after the healing. Words do cut like a knife. Ludwig said, "Less is more." Sometimes, we need to lessen the volume of words we speak. More words are more chances to offend.

    Blue Skies,

    Bruce Baker
    Tampa Natural Health Writer

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