Thursday, 8 April 2010

Word to the Wise

I believe words are not only powerful, they can be very seductive.

Consider the following words: "can't, must, musn't, ought, should, shouldn't."

Now these ones: "can, could, may, might."

I find the first list tends to disempower and limit; while the second list empowers and gives one the freedom to choose.

When I disempower or limit someone with my words, I am doing the same to myself. When I give someone the freedom to choose, I am freeing myself.

Word to the wise: I never do anything just because someone believes I should.


Related articles: Switch It Off!; Model Behaviour; I am the Answer; Words are Alive; Everyone?; I Think I Can; Tuning Out the Collective Consciousness; Freedom of Expression - Revisited