Words Can Be Weapons / by john cheng

We live in a very fast paced world and we constantly do things without thinking. One of these such things is measuring our words before we speak.

Our tongues can be one of the most dangerous weapons that we wield and are also the most oblivious of. We can tear down years of trust and love with only a few words. We can drive people into depression with one word. Words are like tiny seeds that grow to become weeds in a persons heart. Stop planting weeds, and start growing more positive vernacular.

Let us be more mindful of the words we spew out at others and measure how they can hurt people, especially those that we love and hold dear.

Shockingly tragic acts of youth violence are on the rise in China. An even lesser known finding is that in China, childhood verbal abuse has a strong link to adolescent delinquency. The Center for Psychological Research, Shenyang and Ogilvy & Mather, Beijing have joined hands to launch a creative campaign that raises Chinese public awareness of the serious and detrimental effects of verbal abuse.
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