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It’s not just semantics – words are everything

I once read a quote that goes something like this : Wild horses will not be able to catch hurtful words once they have been spoken. I don’t remember who said it and there’s a good chance that it’s not properly quoted either (apologies to the quotee*).

In any event, the point of using that quote is to explain that words are everything. People often dismiss what someone else is saying because they’re using different words to theirs and they say, “It’s just semantics!”

Well, it’s not just semantics. Words carry meaning beyond that ascribed in the dictionary. Each person interprets words differently, and give them different meaning.

Words are powerful. See the pic below and tell me how you feel after reading it…

The power of words
The power of words

How beautiful is that…?

 

This post is in response to WordPress's daily prompt: A Name For Yourself. Click here for more interpretations of today's prompt.

*Quotee – a made up word

Worldly Encounters – Happy!

Humans are all about HAPPY! Being Happy. Wanting to be Happy. Sad that they’re not Happy. Thinking they can never be Happy. The list is endless.

Happiness plays in huge role in our lives. It’s literally a life or, in some instances, death thing. We’re always looking for happiness and not happy that we’re not there. Kind of an endless cycle and self-fulfilling prophecy.

Yip, I know this is a generalisation, and where it applies it almost always is the same – yip, I know, another generalisation.

What we haven’t as a species, realised, is that happiness comes from within us. It’s already there. It can’t be acquired like going to a supermarket to get bread. It can’t be bought like going to a spa for a massage. It can’t be given to us like relying on someone else to make us happy.

If we’re not happy then we’re don’t accept ourselves as we are – as perfectly made human beings.

Imagine if everyone accepted that happiness was not a state but a way of being. States are transient and don’t last longer than 90 seconds. So we’re going through many states each day. But a way of being is exactly that – a way of being – permanent.

So if happiness is way of being (permanent) we can be:

Happy and not 100% comfortable at this moment

Happy and hungry at this moment

Happy and feel like crying at this moment

You get the idea.

This is not a self-help post, so if you’re looking for tips on how to be happy then you won’t find that here.

What you will find is Pharrell Williams’s song “Happy!” Listen to it, if you feel happy or not. It’s a wonderfully happy song. Visit 24hoursofhappy – the world’s first 24 hour music video – many celebrities in it too.

And clap along if you feel happiness is the truth, because I’m happy… and it’s infectious…

(Check below the video for the lyrics)

Lyrics from http://www.metrolyrics.com/happy-lyrics-pharrell-williams.html:

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take away
I’m a hot air balloon, I could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Here come bad news talking this and that
Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back
Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine
Yeah, no offense to you don’t waste your time
Here’s why

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

 Read more: Pharrell Williams – Happy Lyrics | MetroLyrics