You will never speak bad words again after this – well hopefully, we’ll all be trying really hard not to.
As humans, we are all unique, but one thing we all have in common is using bad words. I’m not only talking about swear words. I’m talking about the bad things we say about others, a situation, place – in general, anything negative and unnecessary. It doesn’t even have to be vulgar.
In today’s day, we have been numbed to a point where we don’t even flinch when someone else uses bad words. It’s almost as if these words have become normal and “accepted” to a point where they can be found in, not all, but some dictionaries.
F*cking idiot / asshole / lowlife / useless / moron /ugly / I hate you / you suck etc. are not just words. These words don’t always go through one ear and out the other. They don’t always fly over someone’s head. Words are powerful and as a matter of fact, I can prove it to you. I can literally show you an example of what words are capable of doing.
A wonderful friend showed me an experiment she conducted at home to show her family what impact words can have. The experiment is really simple:
- Add equal parts water and rice into 3 containers
- Make sure they are sealed (cling wrap)
- Each container will separately represent three words; love, ignore and hate.
The procedure is easy. You have to speak the word, or words relating to them, to each container as marked. It will take a week or so before you start noticing any changes, be a little patient.
As you can see in the image above (friends experiment), it’s both beautiful and heartbreaking to see the changes.
Imagine what someone else’s heart might look or feel like…
I decided to conduct my own experiment and while it didn’t do drastic changes (I was away for two weeks), there was evidence regardless.
I want to leave you with something. Here is a link to a video that was sent to me, explaining the power of words.
As the old expression goes, is it time to wash our mouths out with soap?
Please don’t literally go and wash your mouth with soap, the rice experiment is safer.