“The last few years we have seen how powerful words are, especially words that invoke fear, words used to discriminate against others, words used to threaten others, and words used to hurt others. It is easy to become caught up in the chaos. We must fight against the negative and instead, use words to heal, to comfort, to lift others up, and unify us as a Nation. Each of us has the power to change the direction of our discourse. It is essential that we develop the courage to do so, for the benefit of our world. 7-14-19. Yu/stan/kema.
The Power Of Words.
Words have always fascinated me since the time I was able to utter one. I loved the sound of them rolling off my tongue. Sometimes, I would sit in the tall grasses and pronounce over and over the same word. I’d wonder who made up the word initially and why. I loved to sing songs, especially while jumping to the beat of wooden bamboo poles rapping against each other.
Later, I found joy in the rhythm and movement of words on a piece of paper and the magic of words written in books. I became an avid reader and a connoisseur of poetry books.
When I was a child, I learned that words had the power to create fear in people, especially when they were said in a loud and threatening voice. Negative words could damage one’s self-esteem…
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