To Restrict or NOT – That Is the Question

If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?

I would not choose to permanently ban any word from usage for several reasons. First, restricting a person’s basic rights is a slippery slope and an unnecessary one. Once you decide to restrict words, where does it end? Because every person has words they dont like, if we all chose one word, there wouldn’t be any words left. Two, words change and evolve over time so that original meanings and usage get lost over the course of even just one or two generations. A good example of this is the “itis” which came from a comedian in the 90s. Today people who are not black use this term – which I find hilarious – because if they only knew what the “itis” is short for, they probably wouldn’t use it, LOL. Which brings me to my last point: Three, each word has the meaning that you give it and will mean different things to different people. For example ‘hell’ is bad if used in certain sentences and good if used in the Bible. The same goes for ‘bitch’, commonly used as a professional term in dog shows, extremely unprofessional and offensive when used to refer to another human. But ‘bitchin’- that’s a good term meaning fun times, but to ‘bitch’ is to complain about something so if a person is ‘bitchin’ about something, that is not a good thing at all. In other words, Words have the meaning you assign to them.

‘Nothing is either good or bad but thinking makes it so’ . Wm. Shakespeare

Published by Cherokee Sunrise

Boy what a shift! Our humanity is shifting, our respective cultures are shifting, These are certainly exciting times we are living in now. And what will we do with these changes? I am writing this quite frankly, because of a feeling. A feeling that I need to do this. Before I started writing, I titled this blog “Healing”. Interesting, because I had no idea what it would be about, but it is about me doing something that I love and healing myself through the process. So, I want to encourage anyone who reads this, to do exactly what you love and you will be healed. Healed from the stress of repressing something that is dying to get out. Healed by the ability to break free and do exactly what you want to do. Don’t care about the details, not anymore. My path has led me to this place, at this time, right now, to begin doing what I love and I will follow that path as I always do. Listen to your body, and it will tell you what it needs. Namaste. Wishing every human and animal on planet Earth heartfelt LOVE and peace of mind. Cherokee Sunrise! Cherokee resides in New Jersey and can be reached at:

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