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Verbal Jui Jistu — Word War To Bring Peace

Greg Prince
5 min readDec 23, 2018

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Wordmasters, use your skills and talents to stop bullies, thwart personal attacks, and enjoy more comfortable social gatherings.

Let’s get excited about using our innate abilities and refined word expertise to overcome dealing with the insulting relative, the hurtful-sarcastic advice giver, the condescending do-gooder, and more.

Going to family gatherings can be daunting. Your boss likes to pick on you. You can’t take another barb about personal decisions and the assaults keep coming.

What are we going to do to short circuit the pain flung our way?

Time to lock up and load, stand and be counted, face the problem and shut down the onslaught of abuse.

Tools of word gunslingers are subtle and sublime.

We can think around and through problems using the word martial arts of deflection, redirection, and obfuscation.

Do you remember teasing other kids in early grade school with, “Look, your epidermis is showing?” That was a good joke in 3rd grade. So many kids looked down to see if their pants zipper was open.

We can use our words for fun in a similar spirit to obtain a favorable outcome in awkward circumstances.

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Greg Prince

Bringing real feelings along with messages of inspiration and imagination to life. Awakening is the symptom of my infectious condition. Poetry is my condition.