Words are powerful. Even the simplest of them inspires the deepest of emotions in us. Often I see people who don’t understand this. What we…

Words are powerful. Even the simplest of them inspires the deepest of emotions in us. Often I see people who don’t understand this. What we communicate influences all those who experience it. I think it is of the upmost importance to understand what we are communicating and what is being communicated to us. Mostly what bothers me is the use of words like g** and n*****. These are loaded with connotations and stereotypes both detrimental and cruel. By using them, especially when you are part of the community they are directed against, is really just degrading yourself. I think it important to realize that these words carry more than what may have been thought of in the initial intent. They have an influence on the subliminal level. In my opinion these words just perpetual negative notions no matter when or how they are used because we are still acknowledging that they are parts of our world. So just try to think about what you are saying and how you are saying it. See if what you are actually saying fits with what you were trying to say.
– Kevin