Talk is not cheap.
Words are not inexpensive.
Passion behind words can be just as draining as a physical activity. Many of us have had to speak in front of a group and felt drained after.
A speech from someone can invigorate your soul, emotionally charge you, give you energy and maybe even help heal you.
We read quotes, hear speeches. The pep talk can place you into a new mindset where the impossible can now be realized.
The energy given by one person multiplied again by each person that it touches. That which can motivate to a positive change or enflame people into a mob. History determines the outcome.
We have phrases. “Put up or shut up.” “The deeds make the man.” “The pen is mightier than the sword.” “Do or die.” “Actions speak louder than words.”
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Quote after quote tries to give the idea that the end action is the important aspect no matter what is said or thought.
But what about one who has ill thought and does an action that appears good. Is that person now good? What if the action that was done was not intended for good but the end effect was good? History may count that person as having done a good deed. Do those actions speak louder than words?
The wise thing to say would be to keep our thoughts and actions both good but even that is not enough when you see that these are still subjective notions we are trying to apply.
Perhaps my action was in the writing and hopefully these words aren’t cheap.
-Santa’s Fallen Angel