“The influence of the word on man”
What’s frightening us in life? Loss of loved ones? The fall of the ruble? Unsuccessful exams? But the author of the text proposed by I. Rudenko believes that it must be terrible if the LOSS of significant words (“humane”, “respectful”, “delicate”) leads to a loss of feelings affecting the person. It is the problem of the influence of the word on a man that the journalist raises in the text under the title “What vocabulary is our life full of?”.
The historical roots of this aesthetic problem are quite deep. Remember some of the biblical commandments: “Do not steal!”, “Do not kill!”. Already 2000 years ago, a person with the help of words taught to honor moral values, and, therefore, worked. Can we talk about the relevance of this problem? It is difficult to doubt this. Who among us has not encountered annoying advertising? But this is a vivid example of the incentive to buy, spend, exchange – all
I. Rudenko does not hide his position. She argues that words can awaken both good and bad feelings. The author of the article is frightened by the fact that we deliberately pronounce harsh, coarse, degrading words. The author calls us to “get rid” of the words – parasites, but most importantly – to be “sensitive to the word”, and therefore, to the person.
Of course, I agree with the point of view of I. Rudenko: each of us has already made sure by his experience that a word can affect a person. Communicating abroad, we do not doubt a positive attitude to ourselves,
The famous writer Eric Emmanuel Schmitt tells about an unusually significant influence of the word on a man in the work “Oscar and the Pink Lady”. The main hero, Oscar, a deadly boy, turning in letters to God, finds himself. His bright, light, ironic messages affect him, his nurse Granny Rosa, on us only on the positive side. It is words that help him acquire the meaning of life, understand and forgive his parents, find a person close in communication.
No less striking confirmation of the thesis that speech affects our worldview is A. Kuprin’s story “Anathema”. Father Olympus, the protagonist, conducting the ceremony of anathema, pronounces “many years” instead of “anathema.” What did this entail? For parishioners the writer Leo Tolstoy remained a great author of “charming” stories, a master of the word. As for the hero himself, he condemned himself to eternal excommunication from the church, to a difficult life at the monastery, to bread and water. Reading the story, we are convinced how the replacement of even one word can lead to serious consequences, how many times it is enclosed in it /
Finishing my reasoning, I return to the final question of the text proposed to me. In the examples above, I was convinced that words can have both destructive and resuscitating powers, which means that each of us should think about before uttering anything.