Thursday, March 4, 2010

i-TFTD #258: On Thoughts and Words

i-TFTD #258: On Thoughts and Words

#258-1. There are some who only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
-Voltaire, philosopher (1694-1778)

#258-2. Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
-Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

#258-3. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
-Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian independence leader and thinker (1869-1948)

The words we utter could be weapons, shields, masks, medicine even unintended leaks!

The simple trick of role playing changes our thoughts and words as seen in many training programmes. It also manifests when a person takes on a new position and suddenly supports the opposite of the viewpoint that person was espousing until then!

Taking Gandhi’s view, to confirm that I am growing, I could check if there is refinement in the language I use.

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