The 2 Deadly Subjects of Conversation You Must Avoid at all Cost—Your Quick Lesson on the Power of Words, from Barack Obama & Don Rickles…
By Jef on June 14, 2012
You want to know a secret?
Words are powerful.
Not because they have power—but because we give them power.
When another person speaks, we nearly always have an emotion that follows, putting us in jeopardy of being a puppet on a string. We’re flattered, embarrassed, depressed, turned off /on, insulted, excited, curious, mad, confused… or even happy.
So the story of Barack Obama insulting 38 million Poles two weeks ago snagged my interest. You can read the story here if you missed it.
A few thoughts occurred to me when I read about the upset:
1-Contrary to common logic, an insult isn’t (more…)