Words hurt more than swords

God really has created this strange organ called tongue which is though soft like a nubile woman, but is strong enough to demoralize, criticize, drain and demotivate a person. Ever wondered why people are prone to getting discouraged, disheartened and tragic?  It is all because of words. Majority of divorces happen due to exchange of swearing words between partners which not only break down a happy home, but also creates a feeling of hatred and fear in minds of kids. Such small quarrels lead to domestic violence.

Especially in country like India, majority of people utter swearing words to a great extent and unfortunately these swearing or bad words are always on mother and sister. What can be the main cause behind the utterance of words? -Increase of illiteracy, Unemployment, Struggle-some life or depression. Whatever may be the reason, we are prone to get bombarded with such negative words in our day to day life. The choice of negative words has always ruined the mankind for countless words. Whether you are traveling in a train or a bus, you do witness instances of scuffle over minor things and the scuffle later turns into a personal battle with exchange of swearing words or a fist fight. I never knew why people always want to create scene over minor things and prove themselves as some hero.

In corporate world, employees are just treated as machine for production rather than a human. Even a small mistake committed by an executive in a company is treated as a crime and he is bombarded with criticism, insults and heart breaking words to such an extent that he either resigns from his job or loses his hope in life. Words like ‘bullshit, loser, incompetent, rejected’ are dreadful enough to paralyze someone for entire life. Majority of people resign their jobs not due to their work, but due to their horrible bosses who keep them tormenting 24×7.

According to research study, lots of people have gone insane or attempted suicide and the primary factor behind such occurrence is utterance of the negative words from any person – interviewer, friend, sweetheart, relative, office colleague or even family members. Rejection in love, job or any opportunity happens due to words spoken by people we encounter in day to day life. We may not remember the person in later years, but the words definitely keep ringing in our ears. The human race finds a strange happiness in taking a dig at people. Unfortunately some people consider it a sense of courage to demoralize or insult people through utterance of negative and swearing. But such acts are just nothing but their true exposure of cowardice.

Actions like criticism, insult, scorning words and bullying has never made anyone a hero, but it has definitely created new feelings like hatred and resentment. Even the renowned author Thomas Hardy for criticized to such an extent for his novels that he never considered writing any novel for the rest of his life. Such was the negative impact of words on Thomas Hardy.

A positive word can uplift a person while a negative word can drain his confidence. It is just depended on us to select the right word and take care to see that we are not hurting anyone through our speech. This topic may sound bit preaching, psychological and bitter, but it is a true reflection of life and the heart breaking instances that a common man has to face in his one single lifetime.

 

 

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