Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Believe That Words Are Powerful

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16,180 People

    Words can tell a story,

    cry for help, or hurt like a smack in the face. If you've read my thoughts in written word on this site then you know how powerful words are to me. My challenge to you is this: for one day, listen to your own words carefully. Do you express yourself well? Do you think about...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    when someone comes to me

    and says I didn't mean it bulls*it. you must have meant it cuz you said it for people that say that please think before you talk because words do have power especially when you're saying something bad about someone it may not seem like it's a big deal but honestly if you really...
    galaxyandbeast galaxyandbeast 16-17, F Dec 30, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I think the power of words are just like any

    power in the since that it'll only come in handy if you have knowledge to know how to use them and the will to use them when you have to and the wisdom to use them responsibly
    FireDesire1602 FireDesire1602 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Read some biographies

    and tell me you don't attach yourself to someone's experience. :)
    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words can actually do more damage

    than what you expect.
    Dottyz Dottyz 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's strange that words are

    so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words. T. S. Eliot
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The truth is, unless you let go,

    unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.-Steve Maraboli
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Never speak from a place of hate,

    jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them out, sometimes it's best to be quiet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    New day, need a new perspective.

    A big thank you to my friends here, you know who you are. You are appreciated. Your kind words and messages made a difference to me. I am in your debt. Compassion and understanding do make a difference and I like that I can come here, write, express, be understood....and help to...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Do not forget that I am waiting,

    but do not wait for me to forget .
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "Ladies and gentlemen,

    poison doesn't always come in bottles. And it isn?t always marked with the skull and crossbones of danger. Poison can take the form of words and phrases and acts: the venom of racial and religious hatred. Here in the United States, perhaps more than ever before, we must learn to...
    puggylovey puggylovey 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So when I read anything

    that reads as one long run-on sentence, I might feel anxious. As if I can hear the person talk & they don't know when to stop. :)
    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F Dec 3, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 9 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Have you ever felt the need to explain how you

    feel to someone important in your life? Or why you feel/think like you do? Since last night words have been rushing into my mind to explain, to clarify... As soon as one sentence gets its form in my mind, the brain orders more words to follow to explain more... The process...
    swallow90 swallow90 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words can illustrate,

    they can obfuscate. Words can immortalize or demonize.Words can caress with touches as soft as a feather, give comfort to a teary eye... or they can be as harsh and visceral as a jagged rusty blade, elicit anger and rage, make a man a feral beast.Words can be fiery, fast and hot...
    brokencowboy brokencowboy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "You cannot change things,

    therefore you change perspective. That's the beauty of power".
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    And as a result I find it hard to read

    when someone writes as if they're stating their thoughts as they think them--flying spelling errors/run-on sentence style/punctuation,grammar out the window... By no means am I perfect at this all, but truth be told: I stop reading & roll the ol' hazels. I grew up with...
    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ''Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'' Which

    is fear of long words. I think this is plain cruel!
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words between souls come

    and go, most are laced with love, so much meaning when they are spoken because I know they're meant....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why do your words hurt me

    so !!!!! :(. Why do I care !!!!! Damn it !!!!!!! Now my hurt has become anger. !!!!!!!!
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My life has been filled with many difficult

    times. I continue to fight my way through them as I write this post. When it's all said and done for all the difficult times I've had some good wonderful times.I know I'm heading down a path to the end of my life but I'm thankful for all I have been blessed with as much as it...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Denied You

    You painted your vibrant colours upon my soul... You splashed your reds, your blues, your greens...all...... They blended, melded, flowed together like your love for me... They rushed through me.....Torrents of colours....Cascading.... A tsunami of rushing feelings....Bold...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses May 31, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Look up the dictionary definition Of a

    distraction, then become distracted by it. O.m.goodness graciousness, redundant balagna! Words mean what they mean others take it thst way ask a darn question for Petes sake!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words are singularly the most powerful force

    available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. Yehuda Berg
    Beautifulnlost22 Beautifulnlost22 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    About light travelling .

    ...More my tumblr page  http://wherehaveyoubeard.tumblr.com/Or my Pinterest pagehttps://www.pinterest.com/wherehaveyoubea/wherehaveyoubeard/ 
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words leave their mark far longer

    than any physical pain can. Even if you are left with physical scars, you learn to accept them as part of you. The pain dissipates, the scars fade, and they become a reminder of something that happened to you once. Words; they linger, they reappear, they never quite leave you...
    Saintlysinner Saintlysinner 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The pictures just seemed

    so right! More my tumblr page   http://wherehaveyoubeard.tumblr.com/ Or my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/wherehaveyoubea/wherehaveyoubeard/
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Haters and losers are

    so powerful words too. I had some of books as those words in them.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Nov 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You have never had to steal my breath

    or take it away, somehow you have always managed to convince me to hand it over freely. ~Tyler Knott Gregson
    ExquisiteMind ExquisiteMind 70+, F 4 Responses Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't know why you're

    so silent. Did I do something wrong?
    SuriAnne SuriAnne 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm not a big fan of the average social media

    experience. 90% of what's shared is reblogged memes, GIF's and videos or mundane pictures of day to day life. Even sharing quotes always seem to come in clip art form. The internet gave us all a voice only to show us how little we have to say. When someone at least goes...
    Baddayoverdose Baddayoverdose 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    very powerful tools words are.

    .. they can be the sharpest weapons and they can also be healing tools. i'm working on speaking only words of healing. i love it when i can say the right set of words that makes a person feel good. it's like magic. it's also very important how you say the words, the tone and the...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There's always a possibility with the

    impossible. Turn your dreams into something Real:)
    NotperfectEver NotperfectEver 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You fall, you rise, you make mistakes,

    you live, you learn. You are human, not perfect. You have been hurt, but you are alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also a lot of...
    Changeling79 Changeling79 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's sad that we as a society think

    that HATE is a strong word, but we don't think the same for LOVE.
    moonlight1989 moonlight1989 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The truth is a dangerous thing to spread these

    days. Propaganda is on everything you read, see or hear.
    jaymoe79 jaymoe79 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Once spoken words cannot be taken back.

    That is why we should choose our words carefully. This actually reminds me of a quote, "When you Talk you are only repeating what you know; but when listen, you may learn something new."
    AaronKGibbs AaronKGibbs 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Anxiety weighs down the heart,

    but a kind word cheers it up. (Proverbs 12:25) A kind answer soothes angry feelings, but harsh words stir them up. (Proverbs 15:1) Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. (Proverbs 16:24) Words kill, words give life; they're either poison...
    zehero zehero 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    They could either lift your mood.

    ..or cut like a knife... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 5 Responses May 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Words travel far more

    than we can ever reach across hearts and live longer than we can ever live on earth and as such, should be spoken with a lot of goodness and care in them.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The tongue is a small thing,

    but what enormous damage it can do.
    loyalgirl78 loyalgirl78 36-40, F 4 Responses May 24, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Powerful Weapons

    You may not touch me or shoot me down but your tongue slices through me with each word, one by one You may not have bullets or knives but each syllable you spout is enough to end lives You may not think they are hurtful, but the words you choose are like weapons, inflicting...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    word that i dislike bye i never use

    that unless i never want to see the other person ever i usually say see ya soon or just see ya
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel