The Power of Words

‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.’

Rudyard Kipling

Are we really aware of the impact of the countless words that escape our mouths on a daily basis? Putting aside those aggrandizing and inspirational words, we often choose sentences that are corrosive to ourselves and those around us.

I wonder what we would feel if we had to walk around with those sentences we utter. If all those sentences were glued to our foreheads one by one, we would probably want to get rid of a lot of them. I think that it’s exactly these utterances that are not affixed to our foreheads but remain in our souls.

So if words are so powerful why do we use negative expressions, and therefore experience things we don’t want, instead of using their magic effect?

Can we put aside those memorized words we associate with a person in our lives and find new ones? Can we replace those cruel personal critiques with some positive traits? For example, can I erase the utterance that I’m ‘technologically handicapped,’ from my own vocabulary and therefore stop the obstacles that arise during even the most menial tasks?

Can you, who says, ‘it’s not possible for me to live minimally,’ realize that the only obstacle is yourself, and therefore construct a new sentence?

We recreate our lives anew with the words we choose. Let’s remember that every time our lips move.



Translated by Feride Yalav-Heckeroth


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