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A Few Reasons Why the Pen is Mightier Than the Sword

By Cody Subscribe to RSS | January 27th 2012 | Views:

Everybody likes to kick-start their day with the newspaper on one hand and a cup of hot coffee on the other. This is a comfortable and fun way to update our knowledge with the latest buzz while relaxing luxuriously on the easy chair. You can do the same by watching news channels or surfing the web. We get so much information for a meager sum of less than a dollar per edition. But there is a group of people to whom we have to be thankful to. That is of course to the journalists. And they can't do it without their powerful tool which is of course the pen! Obviously, we all are clear with the fact that the term pen refers to all the elements used for writing in this context.

Pen symbolizes expression; gives life to things that are literally lifeless. For instance, consider a beautiful painting that speaks a thousand words with its captivating expressions. The impact of writings and paintings has a universal appeal. Just imagine if there was no pen, the godly messages of Christ, Buddha and so many great people would have not passed on to the next generation. They are indispensable and never-dying for ages. We all have heard that a "Pen is mightier than a sword". This phrase was originally coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton for one of his popular plays, Richelieu in 1839. But what really made people think so? Well, the pen has its negative and positive impacts on the minds of people. Let's get into a bit of comparison between the two. As far as the negative aspects are concerned, the sword tends to affects a person physically whereas the pen does the same to the emotional state of a person. The wounds inferred by the swords may vanish over a period of time but the wounds inferred to the mind stay there forever which ultimately means the actions of pen are more powerful than the sword.

Switching to the positive aspects, here is a practical example of how powerful and efficient the pen is. We all learn about the world war and other local wars that took place several centuries ago. The victory and pride that the Kings and soldiers cherished in the battlefields would have ended on the ground if there wasn't any record of those historic events.

We can imagine a life without the sword but can we think of a life without the pen? We are so very lucky that we have access to oodles of information on the websites that we can surf by availing any of the services such as the Verizon FiOS Deals. We start using the pen (or pencil whatever) when we are just four years old and don't find the necessity to put it down until we retire. Hold on a second, we also need a pen to write down our budget and financial plans even after retiring, right? Thus, the usage of the pen is dateless.

The usage of the sword is barely limited to fights whereas sky is the limit for the usage of the pen. That is, the sword is used only to injure people whereas the pen has a lot of benefits to offer. Thus, it can be said that the sword only has negative impact on the people whereas the pen has more positives than the negatives.

Having said that, one has to admit that the powers of the sword can't be discarded completely though. The effect of the sword is brutal and can be staggeringly painful. But since words are more powerful than actions, it can be concluded that the pen is still mightier than a sword.

Cody - About Author:
Cody is a freelance author who has been developing informative content on a range of topics for years. Writing is his passion and he works on a slew of topics including entertainment, nature, health, science and technology etc. He gathers useful information by surfing the web with his Verizon FiOS Deals.

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