In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.”
There isn’t just one word I would ban from common usage. I wouldn’t ban curse words, but I would ban words that can be just as bad. I would ban any word that, in certain contexts, can contribute to insecurities and anxiety. I would have a lot more peace of mind and self-confidence if people didn’t drag me down with words. They seem harmless – don’t get me wrong, the words themselves are – but the context in which they are used can do a lot of damage. Think before you speak, and choose your words carefully.