The 19th Century poet, Emily Dickenson, once wrote,
know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word.
write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”
The power of language is indeed undeniable, and most people on this
planet certainly aren’t shy about using words to express themselves. A
recent study found that each person speaks an average of over 15,000
words per day!
Typically, we speak in order to meet our physical and emotional needs
and fulfill our material desires. We order food, talk to coworkers,
tell jokes and complain when things don’t go our way. Thus, speaking
often stimulates thought, reinforces our extroverted tendencies and
draws us into the world.