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viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2012
"Words Are Like People, It´s A Small Word After All"
Family, work, money, love, respect, food, happiness, what do all of these words have in common?
They seem to be in the same "family" of words and they even seem to be "back formations"(words that are formed directly from other words) of each other .
Family of words?
It sounds a little crazy but I think that words are like people.
Some words are more important than others even though they share the same language and society. For example the word "respect" is definitely more important than the word "probably"...
What about the word "love"?
If we could personify the word love, who do you think it could be, our mother? Our father? Probably. In a monarchy there´s always a king, a queen, and so on. Is this the same in a language?
Who could ever personify the words "Google", or "Apple"? Their creators of course, just like we are personified by our creator and our parents.
What person could personify the word "imagination" or the word "knowledge"?
That´s an easy question to answer in my book, Albert Einstein, and curiously he was the person who said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge"...
Today in our fragile and unpredictable world, we must be careful with our words.
It not not pleasant to hear words like "tragedy", or "crisis". Newspapers are about business not love.The more we feel bad for people and read about negativity around the world, the more we will buy them.
It´s time for sensitivity in the world, not sensationalism, no one is safe from tragedy or accidents.
"Words are more powerful than the sword." This is very true, take the life and accomplishments of Nelson Mandela...
Mandela was imprisoned for many years by the same government that he would later govern and rule.
He wrote many books while in prison and became a very educated and powerful force.
What word describes you? Really?
We all have the word in our brain but is it a word that we are proud of?
"Hi Mr. Untruthful, how was your day?"
"Greetings Ms. Miserable, how was your weekend?"
If people were words, What word would your best friend be?
Your boss? Your brother?
In a nation of words the president would probably be Mr. Liar.
Mr. "Money" would probably be a big businessman like the CEO of "Las Vegas Sands Corp." Sheldon Adelson, who is bringing the Las Vegas adult playground experience to Madrid.Every word, like every one of us, has an origin, and some words are much older than others. For me one word takes the cake, a "Golden Child" born in a University in California, a word that came into our lives in 1997 and has changed it forever, "Google".
The words "fire" and "water" are undoubtedly older than the word "Google".
"Google" is one baby that is here to stay.
(I wrote a blog post about "Google" and its origin previously, you can see it here...