I think the quip “actions speak louder than words” is one of the most underrated, overlooked piece of advice anyone could receive.
Words are a peculiar thing. For words are nothing more than a medium for us to do one of two things; share history or create a representation of promise and hope. This is a huge problem. It’s a problem because too many of us believe in the words we say or hear and not what they represent. Yet, it gets even worse than that! When we use words we use them in the form of a language, so that someone else can understand.