We’re inundated with language: social media; advertising; political discourse; entertainment. All of it serves a purpose of the source: to manipulate, distract, inspire, persuade, convince, etc. And then there are the unintended, but no less real, consequences of all these words.
We, to whom all this language is directed, have some agency too. We get to decide what we listen to and what we don’t, and how critically we examine it. Our agency extends beyond our roles as recipients and targets to our roles as creators and relayers of language. We get to decide whether the words we create ourselves or amplify from others are empty or full. Through our language and our actions, we become words ourselves.
In a public square filled with so many “empty” words, what if each of us chose to live as a purposeful word in the unfolding story of the Universe?
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