Under the Juniper Tree 023: “The Words We Use”



Episode #023
“The Words We Use”

HOST: Andrew Crowe




Show Notes:

  • Last week, we learned the lie behind the Sticks and Stones – words do have power and can hurt us. This week, we want to look at the words we use.

Outline of this episode:

  • Joseph Goebbels was the Minister of Propaganda in Germany during the reign of Hitler. There is a statement which is often attributed to him. From the research I have done there is no actual proof that he actually said this – whether he said it or not, there is truth behind the statement:
    • “If you repeat a lie long enough, people will believe it, and you will come to believe it yourself.”
  • There is a type of depression that is mental in nature.
    • “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Prov. 23:7a).
    • Our feelings and behaviors can be dictated by the way we think.
    • The way we think of others and self.
    • That being said, there are only two things we can tell ourselves – the truth or lies.
    • Sometimes it can even be lies done in a joking manner – Rodney Dangerfield statements.
  • So how do we view self?
  • Why is it important that we change the way we think of ourselves?
    • The University of Minnesota’s Taking Charge of Your Health and Well Being website reports that negative thoughts will throw our bodies into a chemical imbalance and deplete us of the chemicals that illicit the response of happiness.
    • These negatives thoughts will have an impact on our immune system.
    • It is also thought to shorten the span of our lives by shortening our telomeres.
  • Sometimes, it may be that someone is causing the thoughts we are having. Next, week we will discuss the words that other people use.

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