Walking Dictionary…walking dead…words. Let me explain.
No, i am not a know-it-all. HA! (obviously, need no outward declaration of that fact!;))
I am not a definer/describer of every word out there in any language including my own heart language: English.
However, don’t You find: some words transcend simple definitions. Love. Peace. Compassion. Freedom. Hope. Do we understand love IF we erase the word hate. If we take away war are we left with…Peace? IF we take the word “bad” out of the dictionary and censor/shun this word completely…does that automatically make us all good?? or kind?!
What about IF we add a bunch of new words…will we adopt new thinking consensus?? will we all speak in agreement?!
Some words are helpful. Some words hurtful and dangerous, scary and deadly, eh?
Do You respect words? (i “try” to carefully choose mine.) (Ya, i probably should–would do well to expand my vocabulary! Yet, i like the power of small words that pack a big (spiritual/literary/poetic) punch.)
On the practical-side of things…we all need some form of easily comprehended communication and form of understanding, sharing, cooperation whether that is with letters, words, symbols or signs….to function well say as a united-global-brotherhood-of-fellow-fragile-life-inhabiting-Earth…in the pursuit of peace, unity, security.
How else do we describe or determine or decide…without words?! Like all preferences that all of us have no matter who we are or where we live…some of us prefer certain words over others. We usually like the ones that make us individually look and feel good/better. Words that tickle our ears in our comfort consciousness zones.
(It is a useless and futile game of frustration to fight over words.)
Same with numbers…take certain numbers away and do you still have the same amount? or value? money? equations?! May be, money just becomes plain paper…is that what it truly is–a fluctuating, non-fixed variable?…or take words that are empty…valueless…counterfeit aka meaningless.
People are not fixed…our words/our actions…may be our value (in the eyes of someone, or anyone or ourselves) changes…(If we are a person of our word…may be we gain respect (value). If we are someone who is not…may be we lose trust.)
Languages, words, values change over time. (Gain and loss are constants.)
Money can be power. Words can be power.
Both can be printed on paper…both can be burned.
Both can be used to manipulate the masses of mankind. For example, misunderstanding and mislabeling can result in much suffering and death for millions.
So can mis-education. Mis-direction of mis-understanding and mis-labeling.
Just spell it out joanie!
an important word to some…e.g., lawyers, judges, etc., people in power over people with limited or no power.
The Bible speaks of an important law that would be written on hearts. The Law of Love. (A law i personally don’t wanna break!) Those who respect this law…live it/communicate it daily (with words/deeds).
Some places of mind oppression persecute people or bully underdogs or express prejudice by enacting or exploiting…man-made law(s) to hurt and to keep those in power/control in power/control. A large country out there…is using/enforcing the dangerous term “extremist” in an elastic stretch to wrap up and strangle…oppress/ban/prosecute…peace-loving, non-violent, Bible-readers/students, good-citizens of their respective country and good/loving neighbors to their fellow-fragile-life…(they are in my prayers my fellow-brothers & sisters; friends of compassion!) IF i were there in body…i would be mistreated/mislabeled the same way; no doubt. My heart/mind suffers right along with them!:(
All of us…have likes…our favorite friends, books…the Bible, an Awe-inspiring-Masterpiece to say the least, is not
a book to be banned or put on a list of so-called extremist reading!!!…
Nor its readers to be stripped of their fundamental human rights!
…the TRUTH found in the Bible and discovered by those who it set free…cannot be bound by bars nor bans…
nor bogus classifications!
4/1/17 @ 9:09 p.m. edited/updated/published 4/4/17 @ 10:18 a.m.