September 4, 2014

Words cannot express

When there is an incident where someone is harmed, media outlets often provide a statement from the employer (or school administrator or whoever is the appropriate authority figure).

It seems that a majority of these statements begin with "Words cannot express..."

If words cannot express what you want to say, just be quiet. Okay? Your opening remark is an oral disclaimer, as I see it. You may as well begin with "Pay no attention to me, I'm just babbling..." or "Never mind what I'm about to tell you..." Those make as much sense as "Words cannot express..."

Here's an idea. Take the time to figure out some words that do express what you're feeling or thinking. And then make your statement. Just a thought.


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