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United Blogging to Stop Abuse

UnitedBloggingToStopAbuse 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!

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  1. September 27, 2007 at 2:10 am

    Thanks so much for blogging about this. I’m really hoping that many do since it’s very important that we try and do what we can in any areas of abuse.

    It’s sad that there are so many forms of abuse we could write, blog and help with and about. I’m so very glad that you put the definition to abuse here. I had thought to do that as well but forgot and I’m pleased that you have.

    Thank you Ceeque for taking this topic and taking action.

    Peace and activism.

    ~ RS ~

  2. September 27, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Ruby : Thanks Ruby for the idea of this, a great and so worthwhile cause…

  3. September 27, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Good to see you doing this, too, Charles.

    Abuse on any level cannot be tolerated.

  4. September 27, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Lorri : absolutely!

  5. September 27, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    We must all act, inaction leads to abuse. Thanks for highlighting this Ceeque. I have joined forces with you all, in the way I can within my corporate blog.
    M

  6. September 28, 2007 at 12:29 am

    Martha : Thank you muchly for that! 🙂

  7. October 4, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    I started an entire blog on that day dedicated to abuse. It covers the current news videos right now.
    abuse laws

  8. Lor
    October 4, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Charles…yes, it is very important to get these witness documentations, etc., on record, before they leave us, forever. The U.S. Copyright Office is collecting information from surviving relatives of military personnel, and creating a special database for all of the information. The film maker, Ken Burns, has helped to initiate that.

    Yes, it was my dad, and I was sooooooo shocked to see his face, I didn’t know how to react, other than to scream out in my den, OMG, that’s daddy!

  9. October 10, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Charles my friend, sorry I haven’t been around in a while. Life just seemed to get in the way of a lot I have been wanting to do.
    I think you are so right on with this post. If we all just did a little even a little, just think how much better this world would be.
    Hope you are having a great day.
    Bill

  10. October 10, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Bill : Hi there you, no prob with you not coming round! Don`t know how you find the time to do anything anyway! Hope you feeling ok at the mo?

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