Grati’s view ( and I agree) on “Forgiveness and Intention.” She makes a good point about intent and meaning.
The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left) in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016 message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts:
“Never underestimate your words. Use them carefully and for the better; if, like me, it’s the kind of society you believe in.”
My reflection upon Richard’s message focuses on the concept that our words have power and meaning—and not always the meaning we think, nor the meaning that we intend. Our perceptions and others’ perceptions can pull and sometimes distort a sentence or phrase’s meaning.
But whose meaning is the right meaning? Is that ever easy to determine? And is it really necessary to determine the right meaning, when there could be multiple right and wrong meanings—as Richard inferred?
It is not easy– nor necessary, in my experience–to determine rightness nor…
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