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The Power of Language

 

"The living language is like a horsepath: it is the
creation of the horses themselves, who, having created it,
follow it or depart from it according to their whims or
their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A
horse is under no obligation to stay in the narrow path she
helped make, following the contour of the land, but she
often profits by staying with it and she would be
handicapped if she didn't know where it was or where it led
to" (E.B. White). Language is the most influential form of
communication, it is the most powerful instrument an
individual can have.
 
"The living language is like a horsepath: it is the
creation of the horses themselves." By definition, language
is the use by human beings of voice sounds, organized in
order to express and communicate thoughts and feelings. It
is what has shaped our society into what it has become
today, what has allowed our civilization to excel and
progress into what is now modern day. Language has allowed
the individual to communicate within a group as well as
within himself in order to accomplish many goals. It gives
us a means by which we can organize our ideas and thoughts
into rational, logical actions. It is also a vehicle by
which we can gather, analyze, and learn from information.
There is no question that human beings are the most
powerful living creature on this planet. And why does this
fact remain true? Communication. In spite of the historical
conflicts miscommunication has created, our ability to
converse as we do enables us to dominate the modern world.
No plant, animal or mineral can communicate on the level
that we do. 

"From daily use the path undergoes changes." Each person
has a different type of language, which in itself is a
reflection of their character. Character is principally
judged upon what is both said verbally, and remitted
through body language. It is language that defines people
as individuals. Even within the English language there are
many different dialects of speaking. It is the character of
various individuals and their interpretations of language
which is the antecedent for change in language.
 
"A horse is under no obligation to stay in the narrow path
she helped make, following the contour of the land, but she
often profits by staying with it and she would be
handicapped if she didn't know where it was or where it led
to." Language is a parameter for which to run our lives,
however it does not lay definite guidelines as to what will
ensure us success. There are no physical barriers within
language, each individual chooses their own route to follow
within the "path." The human language may be manipulated
and twisted, it can be made to convey similar ideas in many
different forms. The mastering of the human language is
perhaps the strongest element an individual can posses to
ensure success. Without the ability to communicate an
individual is helpless, ending up lost and out of touch
from society. There is no doubt that humans benefit from
the power of language. It can be said that language is what
makes humans mobile, without it we would be helpless. 

Language is an extremely fortified form of communication.
It can make us laugh, cry, get angry or cheer us up.
Language is the most popular form of communication and we
see it everywhere. Everyday we use language in its many
different parts. Whoever said, "Sticks and stones may break
my bones, but words will never hurt me," really knew
nothing about the power of language. 
 



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