It just occurred to me today that words are the only constant in our life. Other than oxygen, of course.
[Please tell me i'm wrong in less than 20 words.]
Words have been around us from the moment we took birth. They kept changing and yet they are so damn constant. They are always there through one medium or the other. A TV/radio playing in the background, people chit-chatting and you gossiping. Come to think of it, the only time words don't really make themselves known is when we read.
Some are gems while others are precursor to noise.
The resulting question: Is that why we don't tend to remember every single word while it doesn't take us too much to register smell or taste or touch in our mind?