I think that words have the potential to affect people. You have to be able to understand what power words can have and understand the meaning behind words. Once you can do that, you can use your words with that power, on other people. I think the author is trying to inspire us to look deeper into words, and give effort into this understanding. This idea about the power of words can connect with everyone. At the Junior High most people just toss words around. They use words to fill space, not to change people. People don’t think that words have consequences. When people at school and really everywhere understand this they can stop causing negative consequences on other people based on what they say. I feel like this would improve school and self esteem. If people finally understand this concept I think we really change someone for the better.