Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day Three
What is your favorite quote about words. Why?

It would have to be Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary? 

I'm sure there isn't anyone reading this--or anyone in the entire universe--who wishes they'd considered that criteria before speaking/writing certain words--or that someone had considered it before speaking/writing about them!
Why is that my favorite quote about words? Because it's so pertinent to every single life. I just read the comments on a newspaper article which included a picture of the subject (a woman recently arrested). The comments with one exception, were unbelievably cruel. The woman is a human being. She has enough problems without being made sport of in a public forum because of her appearance. What sad, sick people to get their 'jollies' by taunting another human being. I am sorry for the woman--but I am sorrier for her abusers. Another good quote is, "What goes around, comes around." And it does.

Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary? Wouldn't it be a better world for us all if the answer to all three questions was a resounding 'Yes!'?


2 comments:

Corinna said...

Aloha Judy,

Yes, someone did read your post today. And someone did consider the questions you posed before speaking in response. That someone is me.

Cheers,
Corinna

rbooth43 said...

I agree with you! I have a friend, Cindy who has had Friedreich's ataxia since childhood, she was not expected to live past the age of 18, and she has been confined to a wheel chair since she was 21. She is now 43 years old. In recent years she has become a prisoner in her own body and her health has continued to deteriorate. She is in constant pain and can no longer speak, but her mind is sharp and clear, and she can still smile. Her struggle and her suffering are great, but she battles on. The doctors say that she only has a little time left. I admire her so much, but some people only look at her physical being!