Logomachy

Logomachy defined is a dispute over and about words. 

You can have an opposing opinion and still be respectful. Conversations never have to be dehumanizing.

A lot of situations can be avoided if people knew how to talk to one another while accepting people’s truths and feelings without telling them they’re wrong for feeling that way.

People really don’t know how to effectively communicate with one another. This is something that should be taught in school. Speak up for yourself.

“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde

Being silent about things that are important to you will eat you alive. If someone treats you unfairly, you should speak up. Don’t let people manipulate and disrespect you and you choose to be quiet about it. You don’t have to be ashamed of your truth. You should never be afraid of your truth, it’s yours. It’s unfair to keep that inside. It happened, it wasn’t fair, however it’s your story now. We all have stories and I think it’s time we start sharing them. Share them without the fear of being judged there. Continuously break the silence and give voice to the issues you’re most passionate about.

and when we speak we are afraid

our words will not be heard

nor welcomed

but when we are silent

we are still afraid

So it is better to speak”

-Audre Lorde

We all have experienced things we aren’t proud of…and guess what? THAT IS OKAY. Forgive others, forgive yourself, free yourself and move on. We often stay silent to protect the reputation of others, when they should’ve worried about their reputation before their actions. [If you let them] People will tell you your truths, you’ll believe them, and you’ll never walk in your own truth if you don’t define yourself for yourself! Speak up, have those difficult conversations, respect people’s opinions and stories, but most importantly liberate yourself.

“only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” – Audre Lorde

3 thoughts on “Logomachy

  1. Well, since Audre Lorde adjures me to speak up:

    Logomachy defined is a dispute over and about words.

    Does that mean I ‘have a logomachy’* if I insist that ‘phlyarologist’ means ‘someone who studies nonsense’, instead of the dictionary definition which is ‘someone who speaks nonsense’?

    * ? — sounds like a disease!

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    1. Whichever way you choose to apply the definition is your own will. I chose the word logomachy to encourage speaking truths, which will often lead to a dispute (over your words/your truth) because people rarely agree or have the same perspective on issues. Thank you for reading and for the insight.

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  2. Logomachy can be a good argument (because they agree) but it can also be a bad argument (because they can disagree) the only great thing out of it is that we’re speaking our truth and how we feel about something

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