The Power of Words

What is it about words? What about them make things more real for us? I’ve seen people post the results of those Facebook quizzes that will tell them their future and many of the comments indicate that they believe the results more than any thinking person should.

Why? What is it about actually seeing the words that makes them so strong? It’s like reading a sentence that informs you that you will be rich soon, and a part of you actually believes it will happen against all logic. We know if we are good people or not and we hold that, but to see the words printed it seems to make it more real. It may be because it feels like the universe is finally talking to you and letting you know that it’s going to be all right.

Of course this goes the other way and I have to kind of rant over this. I’ve seen posts that make fun of those inspirational posts. I don’t like that because while we all know those ‘feel good’ phrases are just words, the fact is there are people who need those words of encouragement. It’s not the words that are written, but rather the fact that they were chosen. That statement proves to anyone reading it that they aren’t the only ones to feel that way. Someone had come up with the phrase and that someone felt the same way about anything can help someone struggling. It may not be factual or real, but it tells those  how are in pain that they aren’t alone and that there are  people out there who do think of them.

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Advice(?)

I was told this evening by a friend that I should be a mentor. This was after a round of advice giving, which I seem to do more often than I care to count. He didn’t exactly clarify what or who I would mentor, but it got me to thinking. I’ve always been the kind to give good, sage advice and for a brief time I wanted to be an advice columnist. I just like to help people with their problems, and although I don’t hold any advanced degree, I some how have acquired a firm understanding of humans and their behavior. I’m a friggin’ well of useful advice. My main area of expertise is relationships. Ironic. I guess after being batted around as much as I have, I’ve been given a keen perception into the workings of  the human heart.

So, I’m going to give this a shot once more. I offer you, my readers, access to my mind. If you have a problem of any kind, ask me. If you just need someone to sound off on something for some feedback. Here I am. If you don’t know which way to turn, tell me where you’re stuck and maybe I can show you a new path. I’m not saying I have all the answers, but I do have a sympathetic ear. I don’t want to play with people’s lives, but if you have a problem you feel you’re more comfortable sharing with a third party, I will hear you out and offer some well thought out insights. I want to turn this blog into an advice blog! So, don’t be shy. Message me your issue and I will give you my thoughts in a caring and compassionate manner. I’m still trying to figure this out. I want to find a way where you could message me privately and I would share the problem anonymously along with my advice. I’ll figure that one out, but if anyone out there is brave enough to give this experiment a try, I welcome you!

P.S.

Anyone with a drug or medical issue, I will tell you right off seek a counselor or doctor. I cannot offer any medical or legal advice.