Scientifically, anything we hear or read gets imprinted in this little memory box inside our skull subconsciously. It may not affect us instantly, but later on, sometime in life, it can be evoked by a similar event or maybe any similar thing which reminds us of it.
Exactly the reason why I believe that it takes two minutes to cause damage by wagging this little weapon inside our oral cavity, but centuries to recompense it. Hence every single word which we utter should be carefully weighed and thought upon. People who wag their tongues just for the heck of it are never respected in the world.
Whether you are going for a job interview, or teaching a fifth grader or even telling your best friend about the new shopping mall in town -- the words you speak reflect your personality and create a perpetual impression on the listener's minds. There are many examples of how words can change a person's entire life. Ever seen the audition of a reality show? Some judges make up their minds to insult a participant even if he or she steps slightly out of the line. They slaughter him/her with their words and embarrass him/her., when they know that their comments matter a lot for the contestants and could affect his/her personality and performance. After giving this matter a thought, I have come to the conclusion that these people actually aim to frustrate the contestant with their acidic remarks. I am yet to work out if this approach is correct or not. Personally, I hold a person who criticises with a smile in much higher esteem than the one who only knows how to insult. The point I am trying to prove is that just by manipulating a couple of words, these reality show judges can change lives. They can either invigorate or mutilate that person. The outcome varies from individual to individual.
Our words can make or break lives. We can infuse life into nothingness through their careful stringing. We can make or break our careers through their perfect utilization and we can bring a smile on a million faces through their captivating influence. On the other hand we can break hearts, denounce spirits, and suppress joy by their reprehensible use. We can also create trouble for ourselves if we're not aware of their suitable input.
I also believe that whatever we say has an influence on ourselves. If I keep repeating to myself and others that "I can't do this", or "I am a loser" I will indeed turn into a loser. I will subconsciously convince myself of something that is not true.
Sadly, people these days, including me of course, do not think for a millisecond before expressing themselves. Consequently, they humiliate others and also themselves in the process.
Hence next time whether you are going for an interview, or randomly gossiping with your friends; please take a moment to decide what you want to say. Make your motto: "I will not say anything today which I may have to regret tomorrow." And then, dear friends, you will witness the magic of words ...:)