Recollection | June 2, 2020 🗣💬
As children, we are taught the order of the alphabets.
A - is always first, then B, then C, etc...
We are taught to combine the letters to express a feeling or name an object.
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, college, university all teach us about grammer “Traditional grammar identifies eight parts of speech in the English language, namely: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. Each part has a function within a sentence; the function each part of speech serves identifies what part of speech it is. Each part connects to the other in some way to form sentences with meaning and which are grammatically correct”
Like pieces of a puzzle, we put words together to express a notion, our feelings. Our writing is deemed “write or rong” if we don’t follow the “rooles of riting.”
Now when we use the tools we are taught to incite compassion or incite hate, lateral violence, and violence in general, are we using the tools correctly?
Politics, grading systems, memos, blogs, news reports, articles are all a combination of the basic tools we are taught.
The fundamentals are innate, how we feel, our reactions are a response to an action. To see how our fellow human beings are treated is devastating. In order to make change, we have to incite change, we may not like a person, because of their job, their intentions, their political stance, the color of their skin, or the family they are connected to. What gives us the right to bash them. I agree we have the freedom of our opinion, if we see a wrong, we can unify and correct it. If we see a right normally some have an opinion and turn the right into a wrong. Our opinions come from our experience.
Going back to our fundamentals, regardless of our who we are connected to - is going back to human decency, kindness, compassion and empathy. To combine the alphabets for words as simple as “sky” or as impactful as the words “love or hate” or “gossip” how are you using the combined letters today