Why Are Words Worth A Thousand Words?

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When people introduce themselves I subconsciously block out their names. This is quite a problem, especially now, when starting fresh and independent at BYU, am left wanting friends, and am constantly finding myself in the position of meeting countless new people. I do, however, remember conversations, moments, unique personality traits, personal thoughts, as well as connections I made with that person. When it comes to recalling names however, I go stupid. My brain doesn’t remember names or dates very well, and that is because I simply don’t care. Information isn’t remembered unless at the time it was learned it was deemed interesting, important, or memorable, and effort was taken to be attentive, memorize, or associate it to a piece of information previously learned. I could not retrieve desired information when needed because of my willing …show more content…
Apple. As you read the word “apple” your brain makes an association between the five calligraphic symbols strung together into a word that produces a mental image of a fruit. Precision of language is often essential in communication because another suggestion of those five letters is the multi-billion dollar computer company founded by Steve Jobs: *APPLE. Everyone has heard the cliché: “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The question is: what words? Every word represents a unique idea or conveys an explicit meaning, and by rearranging the makeup of a few letters it becomes something new. This is obvious in antonyms such as fat and thin, white and black, intelligent, and stupid, in which the inherit meanings are opposites. But even for synonyms, the imagery expressed can be manipulated or enhanced, such as describing a landscape as merely pretty, or utterly enchanting. Words matter. Words can inspire the dreamers, lead feuding nations, promote the construction of Herculean wonders, express villainous hate, innocent love, or even just say,

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