Power of Words – They can Make it or Break it

Samuel Johnson, the famous author said that – “….Word is the daughter of the Earth and things are the sons of heaven. Language is only the instrument of science and words are but signs of ideas…” There might be incidents in life reminiscing which could shatter your soul but same goes with WORDS. These have an unbelievable prowess in them which cannot be measured with any weighing machine. American author, Patrick Rothfuss describes this power as- “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

Billions of people around the sphere tend to communicate through words. The languages and their ethnicity along with pronunciation might be different but it is the soul, expression and the structured modulation of the voice that matters. Just imagine…How come one gets hurt by the words of another? How can even a stranger turn into your companion for life in a short span? How does one impress another with his juggling play of words? How come you can create a smile on another’s face with tinges of humor incorporated between your talks?

Whether it be the classic fictional writing of Charles Dickens in his books or it be the J.K Rowling fantasies portraying Harry Potter or the philosophical entourage of Paulo Coelho manuscripts…each and every book with the words written on them create a “Magic of realism, imagination and social creativity”. Words have the power to take the gratuitous decision of rejuvenating the state annulled by the pique of your mind at certain period. Rudyard Kipling, the Nobel laureate in literature said- ‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.’ Each and every quote said by the elders and philosophers have its own epic version of marking history with their words of wisdom.

Sometimes even a small miniscule word pronounced by even a child could classify your life’s strategies in the most intricate manner unimaginable. Words have the power to turn a curmudgeon into a simpleton and vice-versa. The day to day dilly-dallying of life can turn one into a graveyard of emotions but certain dialogues on the other hand, from a certain action, comedy or a romantic movie can convert one into an adrenaline junkie with a venturesome and beautiful heart. Like the flickering lights of the street lamp, our lives have to end one day but to live each day with a heart full of positivity, curiosity, adventure, exceptions and with a cynosure of all belief and faith is what one needs to do.

Words have immense carte blanche to avert the largest of tragedies and they have the paragon ability to create some. Even the most grotesque situations of life can be turned into a travesty of sorts with the help of words. From the sadistic poems of lovers on Facebook to short hash tags on Twitter, from voice messages on Watsapp to E-mails and law documentations, words have shown their immense prowess in each and every field of life with their ability to showcase their heart’s inmost desires and thoughts with artistic implications. The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart, so one should be careful with their words.


They say that to view the world in its complete form and in its utmost fantasia, you need to see it through a child’s vision but with words, you can describe and transform the most severe of the world into a heavenly fortress of your own. Life only depends upon the way you perceive it and it depends upon the road that you chose that decides upon the words that you wish to speak. It is only through these words that ‘Mysteries of life’ can be solved. And even the unspoken words tend to create a mark inside the soul that can never be hidden or can be erased entirely.

Words provide hope and turns into light when everything around your life is imbibed in darkness. Words provide you with immense strength when you think that each and every step towards your goal means death. Words create a smile your face when it is completely strained with tears. Words provide you with a means to say things hidden inside the heart. They help you to give identity to your lives and to shoo away the darkness that is breaking your soul. Words help you to spell out the name of the one you love and words are what help you to make friends with people and talk about things that are valid and unnecessary both.

In life, the power of words is just undefined.  It provides infinite possibilities which you could never have thought of would even exist. Give hope to the people around with your words. Allure them in the best manner possible. With your words, provide them the power to make them, to heal them and to provide them reiteration of hope inside their soul. Life is always going to be the way you want it to be. So use your words wisely and I would end it with the words of a famous Michael Jackson song- “…Heal the world, make it a better place….for you and for me and the entire human race…”

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