Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Weight of Words

The weight of words
More and more I realised that people do not mean what they say nor say what they mean. Many just make passing remarks and comments without going through the grey matter we sometimes call brain. No appreciation, no regrets, no sense and most times is just a string of verbosity that rolls off the tongue. What therefore is the weight of words these days?

Not too long ago, the gap between words that are uttered and actions that are done is not that far apart. Today, many just make comments and empty promises just as they would chomp down a chocolate bar - without thinking. Many say things and never ever lift a finger to try to achieve what they have promised.

The oral diarhorea goes from asking how one is without meaning to know, and in response getting a return volley of sentences without meaning to answer. The question that comes to mind then is why ask and why answer. If words becomes a checklist of what seemingly is pleasantry, then we can definitely do without.

Meaning what we say anchors our values. Doing what we mean proves our sincere gesture to do whatever we say. All in all, it defines a person. It defines a person from the most basic of character to the fluency of expressing his or herself, and mean it.

Words, therefore, carries lots of weight. That weight increases to be an honour to listen to. That weight precedes the person. That weight defines a relationship of trust and of truth.

'Its only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away' - Bee Gees

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