I find words incredibly odd. They’re just random consonants and vowels strung together, pronounced in certain ways to give them meaning. But how is it possible that these simple, strange things that are so beautiful and delicate are used in such destructive ways? How is it that formations of letters that were once used with such care are now flung around without anyone thinking about what they mean? We have become so good at using words to get what we want, for manipulation, control and power.
Dr Louann Brizendine, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California wrote in the book “The Female Brain” that a woman uses about 20 000 words every day, while a man uses about 7 000. You have to wonder how many of those words are positiv...
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