Choosing words carefully

22 Apr 2017

Something inspirational:

“Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects.”


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  1. Bonnie Johns 22. Apr, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Yes! There are quite a few people I know personally and have met that carry a tone of rudeness or carelessness while speaking quite important words.

    It makes me wonder if they don’t or can’t hear themselves. Tone speaks a whole new language, to me anyway and I’m certain others’ feel the same.

    • Ilana 22. Apr, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

      Thanks Bonnie. Your second paragraph sums up your response beautifully and you have a point.

      I think a lot of how we speak is environmental, passed to us through family patterns. Although a select few may not care, depending on where they are emotionally, I believe more won’t or can’t hear themselves speak.

      It’s important we rewind our tone back in our minds when communicating, just to make sure we’re happy with our tone and what we’re about to say.

  2. Tim 22. Apr, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    I ignore it and angle myself towards the door when people speak haphazardly or more assertive than they should.

    But every word I speak is measured, with people’s humanity in mind.

    • Ilana 22. Apr, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks Tim. Yes, I agree with you, although in dysfunctional families it’s much harder to walk towards the door when that happens.

      I also with agree with you that every word we speak must be measured, with people’s humanity in mind. Both are sadly lacking.

  3. Brad 23. Apr, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

    If people meant what they said with sincerity, those words wouldn’t merely be sound effects but meaningful and worthwhile.

    • Ilana 23. Apr, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

      Yes, you’re absolutely right. It’s a shame the quote even has to exist. Perhaps this is something we can all think about with a view to change.

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