There may only be twenty-six letters in the alphabet, but in combination with each other, those little letters add up to an infinite possibility of words.
The use of words comes down to how we’ve been brought to understand our native language(s). They are the catalyst of connection and understanding. Words can stand alone or can create a meaningful impact when carefully put together. It’s always about the message.
Just as easily as we can build those connections, we have all used words in ways that tear them down. We communicate by using words, and sometimes, by not using them at all. And just like the infinite possibilities of arranging letters to create words, a single word has the ability to change based on tone, tense, and context.
Words may very well be the tools for change we’ll always depend upon, but we must not forget their power as weapons, too.
The way you use them is up to you.