posted on Feb, 9 2014 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by leeda
Words are exceptionally powerful, especially as an emotional tool. Language, for all of its trappings, is, at its heart, a tool of emotional value. We
use words to harm or help our ego, and the ego of those we care about. Kind words boost morale, longing words pluck heartstrings, sorrowful words
elicit grief, and hurtful words destroy bonds forged in love. The greatness of an individual, or a nation, can be both forged, and felled, with a
word. We live, breathe, act, and die all for the sake of a word we hold sacred.
There are few, if any, other things with so strong a hold on our emotions.
reply to post by Biigs
All i can say on the matter is that no other animal can talk
Plenty of animals communicate, they just do so in a manner different than our use of diverse dialects. Do you really think that there is no meaning
behind the bark, whimper, whine, and growl of a dog? That there is nothing more than natural beauty to a whale song? Everything communicates, in its
own unique way: from plants, to animals, to human beings.
and none of them are at war with themselves.
We are also not the only ones to go to war with each other. While we're certainly the only ones to use bombs and guns and chemicals, we are far from
the only warring species. Both ants (on the large scale) and chimpanzees (on a smaller scale) are two other species that engage in tribal and cultural
~ Wandering Scribe