Words create situations, outbursts, rage, tears, laughter, joy and sadness, yet what are words? Nothing more than sounds or symbols to represent things. And written words are nothing more than lines and squiggles…
Think, for a moment, about the English language…We‘re not always certain about communicating without creating misunderstanding… With words that sound very similar yet have completely different meaning.
Which leads DWM to break the secret language codes on 6 April 1988, and create the term “Correct-Sentence-Structure-Communication-Parse-Syntax-Grammar”.
“Did you take the stares?” is very different from “Did you take the stairs?”
“Who threw this? Have you been through this?”
Even with the written word, we’ve been told, “The pen may be mightier than the sword”. And that saying may be much closer to the truth today than when it originated.
Indeed today you could be stopped by “Law Enforcement” officers for having a pen or pencil in your hand… And be accused of carrying a dangerous weapon.
There’s further confusion when words learn at school now can mean the complete opposite… Even simple words like “sick” and “bad”words create situations within certain demographics having diametrically opposed interpretations.
Governments introduce “Freedom of Information” Acts which seem to make it harder for anyone to get any information about anything, and the “Privacy Act” where all you information, that was once private, is readily available to anyone and everyone.
How did we get to the position that “Bad” means “Good”, and “Sick” doesn’t mean ill or unwell? And we are faced with pimply-faced adolescents saying “My bad”, which, presumably is an underhanded way of making an apology without actually apologizing.
Words Create Political Correctness
Is it not surprising that some words explode in your head, or cause your heart to race, your blood pressure to rise, and your “Fight or Flight” mode to kick in. So much for “Sticks and Stones”, you could make an innocent remark in a pub and end up with a glass being smashed in your face or being kicked to death outside on the pavement.
And the situation is not being helped by the crazy notion of “Political Correctness” which is nothing more than a guise to restrict freed of speech, the dissemination of alternative ideas, and the undermining of moral values throughout the Western World. If that seems rather harsh, then maybe you’ve never really considered the implications of Political Correctness.
Hey, we are all offended by something, that’s just human nature. We are blessed to have a brain, and a higher level of intelligence than most of the animal kingdom. We’re all brought up in different environments, have a wide range of beliefs, experiences, influences and have our own personal and unique perceptions of life. No one in the whole world has lived exactly the same life as you, not even your twin.
So the real issue is, who gave you permission to be offended by anyone else? The answer is now, the Government, through pushing “Political Correctness”.
Because now you are told what to think, what to say, and how to say it.
And if people hear or see what you say, write or think, they can officially be offended, and give the large corporations such as Governments and Law Enforcement Agencies an opportunity to silence you.
Words create Offences
In the old days, if people were offended, they’d shrug it off, and move on. They’d let it go, as it wasn’t a big deal. And even if it was a big deal, those “victims” probably didn’t think it such a big deal, because they hadn’t been told it was such an issue.
Remember as a child, you had a fall, and everything was fine till your mother came along and asked if you were okay, so you burst into tears? Did the tears come for comfort and support, or was there such a delayed reaction to the fall?
Gary Halbert, a master wordsmith and highly skilled copywriter of the twentieth century, often referred to the power of words in his seminars. After making a fortune on direct mail campaigns, through writing letters to prospective customers, he realized the importance of words. Words were often the only factor between a campaign being successful and being a flop.
The cost of the campaign was the same whether he sent out a letter with the “right” or “wrong” words. The postage, the printing, the distribution costs, were all the same. And to show the power of words, and why some words explode in your head, he would ask his students to write two letters.
Gary Halbert’s famous “Dear Mom” letters
Here’s Gary Halbert’s famous “Dear Mom” letters:
I’m very busy right now and I don’t have time to call so that’s why I’m writing you this letter. You know mom not only are you responsible for my very existence, you are also the nourishment that has made my life sparkle.
I’m under a lot of stress right now and for some reason, I started thinking about you. It has occurred to me that maybe I haven’t let you know recently how much I appreciate you and how much I love you.
I especially like remembering you and then I have them fill in something special like, on my 18th birthday when you gave me that gold Rolex watch, or whatever it was. Anyway, I’m going to make it a point to see you just as soon as I can.
[sign “love”, and your name.]
If I weren’t such a long way from home, I probably wouldn’t have the guts to tell you this but the following has been true ever since I was born. You have made my life a living hell.
Every person I know has a mother that is superior to you in every positive way imaginable. You are nothing more than a wrinkled up old bitch. And as far as I’m concerned, the biggest waste of skin God ever created.
Speaking of God, as the good Lord knows, you’re certainly not too mentally swift either. So just in case your low IQ keeps you from understanding what I’m trying to say, let me make it perfectly clear.
Eat Sh#t and Die.
Please don’t call or write me. I have no inclination whatsoever to communicate with you ever again.
Reluctantly your son or daughter,
[sign your name]
P.S. dad sucks too.
Words in Quantum Grammar
The cost, time and effort for you to send either of those letters, is minimal. Yet, imagine the effect those letters would have on your mom.
So, next time you’re about to say something, pause for a moment, and remember how words create situations …
And as you read through contracts and legal paperwork, have a think about how words are being used and what claims are really being made.
Soon you’ll realise how powerful term “Correct-Sentence-Structure-Communication-Pares-Syntax-Grammar” or Quantum grammar can be for your securing freedom, since words create situations..