Why Big Words are Overrated
The title is funny considering ‘overrated’ isn’t a small word.
Either is ‘considering.’
But what I mean by big words is the meaning.
There is a difference between the words ‘overrated’ and ‘ex-cogitate.’
I saw this tweet recently that said burpees are like the processed food of the fitness world.
Implying that it is a whole lot of stuff with little ROI.
This analogy hit home.
A couple of years back, I did p90x and insanity to get in shape.
And the workout that I HATED the most was the burpees.
It’s a weird movement that requires a lot of energy.
I liked all the other workouts besides that one.
Same comparison with speaking.
I hate using big words.
But I used to have to use them (or at least understand them) in school.
Specifically for the SAT section.
I don’t know if there are any health benefits of burpees.
But I liked the analogy that they were the processed food of the fitness world.
In my eyes, big words are the processed food of the communication world.
It works for a HYPER-NICHED group.
They love using these big fancy words.
I had an English professor who was well-read in poetry & dramas from centuries ago.
He loved to use the old-school Shakespeare words that he learned.
But for the most part, I don’t know people like that.
The average person that you’re speaking to has a chaotic mind that can’t focus for more than 5 seconds.
So, it’s up to the communicator to keep it simple.
It’s also a big weight off your shoulders.
‘Armani, you’re saying by doing less, others like me for it?’
It’s like you have been dressing up to work with a suit and tie this whole time.
Only to find out your work ALLOWS you to wear jeans & a t-shirt.
You’re allowed to be comfortable.
Same thing with speaking.
The words follow the mind.
Declutter the mind & you have more energy given back.
The energy that allows you to experiment with tonality.
That’s when things get fun.
– ArmaniTalks 🎙️🔥