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What if the first images that came to a person’s mind when they heard the word “fight” weren’t black eyes and bruises, but instead, the faces of great leaders and icons of change?
What if when they heard the word “fight”, instead of the words “hands”, “hook”, and “punch” being the first to come to mind, the words “resistance”, “progress“, and “betterment” were?
After all, “fight” does have more than one meaning.
Is our language a reflection of who we are as individuals and as a society, or a defining factor in it?
In his poem “How to Fight”, Carlos Andres Gomez shows how the way we speak of ourselves and others can make a big impact.
Would our society be different if our language was?
Watch it and tell me what you think.