Language is a powerful tool that can either bring people closer or push them away. The words we use have a significant impact on how we communicate and how we are perceived by others. Using foul language may seem like an easy way to communicate our thoughts and emotions, but it compromises the nuance of our emotions and leaves us with a superficial connection with others.
My phone blimps with another new year’s greeting. I cringe at the poor, distasteful WhatsApp graphics, but the serenity of human emotions has me lathered up in warmth. Watching the screen fade back to black, I contemplate a meaningful response.