I’ve recently been contemplating the idea of becoming penpals again. It is something I did quite frequently as an adolescent, but as life got busier it was one of the things I had to shove to the side. I decided to begin by writing letters back and forth with one of my young cousins, but at the same time I decided to start contacting friends from back home or around the world.

Living on the other side of the United States from most of my close friends has been harder on me than I care to admit. I’ve always been someone whom people could approach with their problems and ask for advice. I pride myself on that availability and loyalty. The distance makes it difficult to always be around when people need me. Electronic communication has its limits, and I seem to run into them at every turn.


 
 
"No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: 
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC."
-Kurt  Vonnegut
 
 
Are there any words that you can not stand? Words that hurt to hear, that make you uncomfortable or cause pain, even if you can't pinpoint a reason why?

I'm sure most people do have words they dislike as well as ones they absolutely love. Most of the ones I hate are mispronunciations: "library" as "liberry" or "crayon" as "crown," for example. But there are a few that I just can't stand... like "moist." It just makes me uncomfortable. However, "moisture" is fine, which I can't explain. 

On the other hand, I love plenty of words as well... "autumn," "verdant," "lithe," "galaxy," and "demure" are a few examples. They're words that are so beautiful you can feel it in your soul, words that explain themselves. 

So I would like to ask for suggestions. What are some of the best and worst words in the world... not just in the English languages, but in any language? 
 
 
If I could choose to have a "super power," it would be to read minds... not so that I could find out what people were thinking about me at any given moment. I'm sure that's what most people would be interested in using it to learn, but I think I would end up more disappointed than pleased with the results. 
My reasoning and usage would be different. I would love to know people's thoughts simply to analyze which things people think about most often each day.