United Blogging to Stop Abuse
abuse verb (abused, abusing) 1 to use (one’s position, power, etc) wrongly. 2 to misuse something, especially to use (drugs) improperly. 3 to treat someone or something cruelly or wrongly. 4 to betray (a confidence). 5 to speak rudely or insultingly to or about someone. noun 1 wrong use of one’s position, power, etc. 2 (also drug abuse) the excessive use of alcohol, drugs or other harmful substances, especially as distinguished from the more severe form of dependence known as addiction. 3 bad or cruel treatment of someone or something. 4also child abuse) the physical, mental or emotional maltreatment of a child by one of its parents or another adult. 5 an evil or corrupt practice. 6 rude or insulting words said to or about someone.ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from Latin abusus, past participle of abuti to misuse.
I came across the badge above when visiting Rubyshooz`s A Piece of Peace and you can find the post here A great idea and one that could make a difference, so if anyone is reading this and doing a bit of blogging…go have a look and a think about it. I always like to look up ordinary words like abuse when they`re focussed on because we kind of take them for granted these ordinary small words that we see so often. So I`m glad of dictionaries sometimes cos they make quite a difference when you see, spelled out, what the word really entails…… Abuse is such a small word too and yet encompasses an awful lot. So I`m not going to concentrate on a type of abuse but rather how much of it there is. And there is too is`nt there? Its everywhere, all the time…and the thing is…we all do it! We all abuse something at some point in time, whether it be trust, friends, partners, people, animals, things, objects, places…even time! How strange and weird is that! Its something that we all do..we Abuse something!! I find that hard to digest somehow. I just wanted to maybe get across the idea that we should take a minute and think pretty hard about this small word..and all it entails and what we can do about it to make this planet a better place, just to give a little thought about our own behavior and attitude towards….everything! What a tough call eh? Yet with a small effort we could quite possibly make a big difference to ourselves as humans…just a little thought and integrity is all thats required…so give it a go, think of all those different ways we abuse ourselves and others and knock the amount down one or two notches…it will make a difference to the World!