In the field of psychology the word “yet” is proving to be one of the most powerful words in the English language. A single word when added to a sentence acknowledge the pessimism and negativity that you feel about an issue while also conveying a sense of optimism for the future at the same time. For example: I will never find someone to marry becomes I haven’t found anyone to marry, yet. While the first sentence is doom and gloom, the second conveys a positive hope for the future. The addition of one simple word may influence your attitude and lead to positive actions.
- “Yet” can be one of the most powerful words in the English language, and its use is very revealing.
- Using “yet” allows people to borrow optimism until they can be optimistic on their own
- Using “yet” tells patients that there is something besides a gloomy outlook, and can give them hope.
“Without a crystal ball, we cannot realistically predict the future, however much we try. There are, however, some who are self-proclaimed experts on the future and claim to know exactly how things are likely to turn out.”