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Words! If you’re reading this, you’re probably a word nerd like me. I’ve never been someone who swears or uses derogatory terms, even though I’ve been exposed to them in the media and everywhere else. I still don’t see a need for it.
The other day, I was listening to Will’s book, and there is a section where Will Smith describes how he began his rapping career by penning verses in his book. He utilised a lot of swear languages, which is usual among rappers, and his inspirations mainly influenced this. When his Grand Mother discovers the book, which he had left in the dining room, she doesn’t say anything to him, but he scribbled the following in the book for him to read later on:
Truly intelligent people don’t have to use language like this (vulgar words) to express themselves. God has blessed you with the gift of words. Be sure you are using your gifts to uplift others. Please show the world that you are as intelligent as we think you are.
Will Smith adds, “I never cursed again in my rhymes.”
You are not holier because you refuse to use curse words or filthy language, although it might be beneficial in some circumstances.
Suppose you realise the significance and power of words. In that case, you may want to consider whether you should use particular terminology or acquire additional vocabulary to express yourself more effectively, which is exactly what I am doing.
Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.
Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility
One kind word can change someone’s entire day.
The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.
A guide to writing well: Having immersed myself in this guide, I’ve found it beneficial to continue to improve my writing abilities.
Are you arranging books by colour? : What method do you use to store books? What about colours and alphabets? This essay delves into the subject, and it’s a lot of fun.
I compiled a list of books that you will never regret reading; if you do, please get in touch with me for a refund!
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. Van der Kolk
Think Again by Adam Grant
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar
Principles by Ray Dalio
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama
The Practice of Groundedness by Brad Stulberg
A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Atomic Habits by James Clear
So good they can’t ignore you by Cal Newport
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Animal Farm by George Orwell
…. Enjoy them!
Tick Tick Boom: Lin Manuel Miranda’s latest. This is a profound narrative about an artist’s journey. The songs aren’t memorable, but it’s fantastic to watch an artist mature.
Psych 3: This is Gus: a film based on Gus and Sean’s old series of the same name. In this one, Gus gets married, and it’s amusing how they haven’t aged.
Red Notice is funny, but Clifford, the Red Dog, is not.
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