Definitely. Ideas and opinions are really only valuable if they are heard. You could have a random thought about something that could save the world or stop the spread of cancer, and if you keep it to yourself you could miss out on really helping people.
I'm not quite clear what you mean. Once our thoughts are put into words, they have become concrete and cannot be taken back. It can be empowering to finally take that step. People can hear our words but not read our thoughts, so again there is power from that aspect. From a personal standpoint, we have more power and control over our own thoughts than we do spoken words because we have no fear of failing to communicate properly nor fear of insult.
Yes. Speaking a word forces you to move your muscles and listen to the sound of your own voice. A spoken work is one step above a thought, but one step prior to an action. Our thoughts are private and may include things that you wouldn't necessarily want to share with others. Thoughts are malleable and may change with our moods and our convictions. However, spoken words are set it stone; you cannot change the things you have said in the past. For some people, telling others about their plans will motivate them to succeed. The action of speaking, and the way we do it (tone, tempo, and volume), can become a powerful thing.
I kinda think that thoughts are more powerful, but not as forceful as words. Thoughts can be anything and do anything, but if you actually take that thought and use it then that is powerful
Thoughts are powerful by virtue of the fact that they are excusive to the individual and need not be shared unless so desired. They are like a secret well hidden unless stumbled upon or openly shared.
Words spoken on the other hand exude more power simply because, although they can be controlled, once uttered they cannot be retrieved. Spoken words are like scattered ashes on a sea bed. they drift away. That is why we are always taught when growing up to measure what we say. Words have the power to control, kill, destroy, uplift and restore. You can change someone's life just by a string of words uttered.
Conclusion there is fine line between the power exuded by the two. Thoughts are dominated by mystery, whilst words are naked for all to see.
Definitely yes. Unspoken thoughts do not offend. Words have power and once spoken can not be taken back even if you regret.
If words are spoken enough, whether or not they are true, they will become important even to the point of self deceit. That is why we should choose our words wisely
It could be argued that thoughts are words spoken - inside our heads - to ourselves. Before we let either out into the world we tend to filter them lest we reveal too much or say something that nobody wants to hear. Only autistic people ever truly speak their mind.
So - for me - the spoken word and thought are essentially the same thing.
If you really want to get your thoughts 'out there' you should try writing. Now the written word; that really has got legs.
I have attended many sessions of talks by great speakers and their words had moved me further in thoughts. Words are very powerful and have great influences. It can sometimes control one's mind.
I would think thoughts are more powerful because the conversion of thoughts into words can never be total - there can never be 100% fidelity because of the limitation of words and the fact that thoughts encapsulate far more in terms of subtlety, tone, texture and emotional and spiritual energies than the words finally convey. A skilled speaker may approach 100 - be close to 100 - but but never be 100%.
The power of thoughts is not experienced by us because we measure power in terms of the impact on others. It is very difficult to fathom or visualise the impact that our thoughts will have, whereas the impact of our words is immediately felt and experienced in tangible terms.
It's like comparing the impact of a tree on its surroundings and the impact of the seed from which it grew.
So I would say that the thought from which the words grew is far more powerful.
Words are more powerful than thoughts. Words have the power to affect reality. Thoughts are abstract and will always be trapped in the dark universe of your mind.
Everything begins as thought..........................................
Indeed this can be true. But so can this...............
Unversed thoughts can not be counter-acted, rebutted, explained, settled.........they remain in the imagination to be fed by doubt.
Words are definitely more powerful than thoughts. Once we have spoken some words we cannot taken them back , hence we should always be particular in choosing the words wisely.
Yes, a word once spoken, or written is indelibly burned into the subconscious, or psyche of the listener/reader. Judgments are then made about that person because of those words.
Thoughts are private; no one else can see them, therefore affect no one but myself.
Yes words are more powerful than thoughts. Thoughts are our sound mind and are words are a creation of things to come. God created the earth with His words.
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