Thought I’d create a new section of posts for my blog: Just Another Rumination. Simple thoughts and questions that sometimes enter and exit my overactive imagination.
“I Love You”
Three of the most dangerous words in the English language. They can topple whole empires (just ask, just for one example, Napolean,) or they can build universes. There is nothing worse than a person who haphazardly tosses those three words around like they were confetti at a ticker tape parade. Thinking that suddenly the heavens are going to open up before them.
I would caution anyone to use these three words so carefully; as if they were the core of a nuclear bomb. Because, if not carefully contemplated and properly used, that is precisely the effect they can have on someone. And, when used without much thought to the power behind them, they can wreak utter devastation when taken back.
So, before you use those three mighty words, ask yourself:
- Why am I saying these words? What is my purpose in this?
- What impact will these words have on the recipient?
- Am I willing to back these three words up with actions? Willing to stick and stay?
- Do I know what the fuck I am talking about? Am I feeling this or mouthing this?
Dear readers, if you do not have finite and pure answers to the questions above, don’t use the words! Don’t put them into the universe merely to try to pull them back later because you did not have adequate fortitude to back them up. Or because you think you thought you might…
Once they are in the universe they cannot be withdrawn. If you do not know the power of these words then you have no business saying them. If you are not prepared to back them up, then it is best you keep your mouth shut. Let someone else–someone who knows what they mean and their true purpose–put them into the world with the full affect to which they were intended:
For mature adults who realize that they are not merely words. Use improperly, they are the stuff than can loose planets from their orbit. Used mindlessly, they are the stuff than can incinerate someone where they stand. So, before you go telling someone “I Love You,” better be sure you mean business. Otherwise, stay home and channel surf on Comedy Central.