One word at a time - it’s all you have to do. Speaking is a journey. Finding that one word to alter our thoughts may be elusive, but once we descry it, it can be the cause of our desire for change. Who would’ve thought that a simple word, patched together in an array of ideas, visions and hope could amaze and challenge your understanding? You’ve found this inspiration in someone’s manner of speech, an ambition you see yourself pursuing as well. Fighting and speaking up for a problem that needs to be fixed or an idea that needs to be known and upheld. It all begins with one voice, one word at a time - it’s all you have to do.
Everything starts from one thing. Despite how vast a community, project or even religion might seem, it all began with one word that wanted a change. It started with one person thinking out of the box, speaking out of line and uttering words that had never been put together in the past. Courageous people like these dare to put their freedom and status at stake, using words as their weapon. Simple words that form a concept that challenges reality can cause an uproar of both support and opposition. Words can coax others into supporting the same purpose but they can also persuade others to abandon a movement. Words are a powerful tool that can oppugn, inspire and change anyone and everyone- if put together rightly. It begins with one word at a time- that’s all you have to do.
Anything can bloom from a single word. These small etchings of ink on paper are the seeds of improvement, progress and growth. It allows us to gather the techniques and definitions currently available to us in this era and create something from the figments of our imagination. Something completely modern, contrast against history and devise discoveries. Words spark ideas, they create emotion and can either make or break our current reality. A singular word can begin the fabrication of new fantasies. Words have no limit, they’re unchained by politics and culture, yet they hold a gravity that cannot be matched by anything else. Words, if used fairly, can leave a lasting impression on people’s hearts. Whether that is a positive or negative influence is solely up to the wording you choose. “Writing allows for the sharing of ideas, memories, events, stories, and other facets of the human experience in a manner completely unparalleled by anything else” (Cody 2). It begins with one word at a time- that's all you have to do.
One word to change our lives. That’s what it takes to make a difference. Whether it be the name of someone you love or adore, a place that you hold dear or certain morale you keep close to your heart. Words have already been proven to alter our emotions quicker than any other technique. If provoked by even a single word, humans can display feelings of hatred, envy and creativity. But most importantly, words can inspire. They create ambition and passion that makes our hearts go racing as if someone were reading out our dreams and hopes. Speeches that touch directly to the heart with a purpose are voices that are observed by many. These words, said so boldly by others, will always cause our minds to think and imagine. Imagine a change and how it would affect our current reality. If the result is appreciable, many others would wish to join too. A whole new movement, inspired by one word. With everyone cheering on this new purpose, then the establishment of that change is a certain part of everyone’s future. It begins with one word at a time- that’s all you have to do. It’s a large commitment but a simple task. Words have the power and gravity to heal, hurt and humble. They alter emotions, judgements, opinions and people as a whole. If used rightly, words can bring the joy of a beneficial change in all of our lives. It’s a heavy burden but a straightforward duty. For any and every change leading up to now, it needed the voices of many, voices that were inspired by humble words just like the ones used today.
It begins with one word at a time- that's all you have to do.
by Dominique, Year 8 (600+ words)