- Mark Twain
Language matters more than we know (or accept). And yet, we take so much for granted:
- What we say
- How we say it
- The tone of our voice
- Empathic listening
We might think that a slew of well-meaning resolutions will debunk our acceptance of the oh-so-normal-but-oh-so-unimportant but they won't. (You might want to order the opportunities for real change in your life -- health, knowledge and wisdom -- but language still tops out well above anything else.)
In short, our use of and interaction with language requires more than tacit acceptance. It needs our undivided attention every single day.