Words matter

One of the most important things that Obama emphasized during his campaign was that “words matter” because words affect the way people think and act. I think the divisions in Honduras originate from both the inequalities that exist AND the tone of public (and private) discourse. If the words and tone are filled with anger, fear and distrust… then no policy, no strategy (… regardless of how wonderful) will succeed… because there will be no unity. Being right or wrong counts for nothing if a society, a community, a family are in conflict.


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