What would we be as a species without words?
Words can encourage, dismay, break hearts, elate, tramp down, build up, ignore.
The same words said in different contexts can elicit very different reactions.
Words were certainly integral to our species’ development and consequently the world we have created.
What if we could make 2013 the Year of Nice Words? What if in the spirit of NBC news correspondant Ann Curry’s 26 Acts we could conciously choose words that would build people up, help them achieve their own personal greatness for 2013?
An admirable New Year’s resolution indeed.