Maxims of Law:
"Time cannot render valid an act void in its origin."
"False in one thing, false in everything."
"Things bad in the commencement seldom end well."
"What is not good in the beginning cannot be rendered good by time.
I wish I had learned these concepts at 20... and not have repeatedly relearned them over and over again the next 40 years.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.