My sister lent me a DVD entitled: "A Thousand Words" with comedian, Eddie Murphy as lead actor. I thought it was just the usual comedy, so I just watched it like any other film I saw.
Little did I know that the film centers on a simple side of life that is most taken for granted: the spoken word.
This film also reminds me of a proverb by Pythagoras that goes: "Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few". It goes without saying that learning how to be silent at the right time and speaking only when necessary would make the spoken word truly meaningful.
It's a relief to know that there are alternative forms of expression through music, painting and even writing. However, a certain amount of balance should also be exercised even with these forms.
If you had only a thousand words in a lifetime, what would you choose to say? Who would you say it to and what situations would you choose to use your words?
Here's a trailer of the film that I definitely recommend and is worth your while:
Eddie Murphy in "A Thousand Words"