Words can point toward reality, but they can never actually get there. Words are a catalyst for substantial change. Indeed words are not mere sonorous causalities but they control the world around us. They allow us to exercise mental strength and competence. Words can be used to coerce, embolden, and influence others. Words can invoke vibrant images of intrinsic emotion through multiple ways of communication. The power of words are expressed effectively through poems, music, essays, art, satire, social media, and many other mediums. Words are the most powerful drug mankind has ever secreted. Everyone has heard the saying, "sticks and stone may break my bones, but words can never hurt me". As much as we would hope for this to be true, it is far from the truth. Words are one of the most powerful tools we as self aware beings possess. With such a powerful weapon you would assume we would be effective with our intent and execution of oral and written language. In accordance to current times, intent and execution with regards to language and words are ubiquitous and simultaneously ambiguous.
Problems With Language
Among the many problems with language one of the most pertinent is synonmy, or a rhetoric of meaning itself. The result of something meaning itself results in never truly being defined and understand. A tautology of sort, can never be defined by itself. Another problem with language and words is time and subjectivity. With time comes change and with subjectivity comes intrinsic translation. Language demands a transcendence of time and decay.