Words are funny little things. They are comprised of the smallest components and manifest themselves in ordered scribbles and patterned sound vibrations. But these small words have made or broke lives, formed civilizations, and even created a bridge between our world and us.
Words are one of the greatest and most enduring gifts that have ever been bestowed upon man. Through words, we can learn about the lives of people who we could never possibly encounter, and even about people who never even existed.
There is a reason why wars have been started over words; why kings have restricted their circulation; why people have dedicated their lives to words: words have the power to move souls. They also have the power to bring chaos if used for negative intentions. The old saying goes that the pen is mightier than the sword. This is because the sword can only touch one person at a time, but a word…a single word can spread to every mind if given the chance. It’s not only mightier than the sword, perhaps the two should not even be uttered in the same breath.
They can relay everyday information: “meet me here.” They can spring with divine majesty: “there can always be a bright future for the human being.” They can connect people on the deepest of levels: “I will always love you.” The potential for the word is limitless.
However, the word has one weakness; one glaring flaw that can instantly condemn it to oblivion – it only exists for as long as we decide to use it. For when we stop trying to connect with words, they will simply fade away like a forgotten dream. This is why we must always strive to give speeches, to write, to converse and to wonder. A single word can seem small, but its import couldn’t be bigger. And when combined with other words, it can give us a livelihood all of our own. So, let us use our words, and use them with wisdom and care.
Then again, what I do I know…they’re just words, right?