Worlds in 5 Words

“Things never go my way.”

“Something good will happen soon.”

“It always rains in London.”

“I will try my best.”

No one taught me kindness.”

“When life gives you lemons…”

“It is not over yet.”

“The rich keep getting richer.”

Each of these sentences is more than a statement. Statements become opinions, opinions become beliefs, and beliefs become self-fulfilling. Self-perpetuating. All-consuming.

An entire world lies behind each of these lines. Lifetimes unfolding from just five words. If you can hide worldviews in such tiny fragments of language, what else might lie in its power?

Everything. The answer is everything.

Always choose your words wisely — for words become worlds, and we can only escape the pages of a dark book as long as we remember that we are the ones writing it.