Written by Anthony Smith
Actions speak louder than words. This popular saying has been bandied about in many different contexts for years. The energy behind words can be intoxicating. Every day people engage in discussions and dialogue where they vehemently defend and support their notions of right and wrong in the midst of various constructs. We like to discuss these various topics and prove our manner of thinking and understanding of the particular topic at hand to be superior to everyone else. As humans, our egocentric nature leads us to believe that we are the sole holders and standard bearers of truth, and in fact, there have been many wars waged in the name of defending our personal truths on an individual, familial, community and national level.