Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why words, names, and labels matter.

“The universe is hard enough. The last thing the universe needs is a complex lexicon laid down between the communicator and the listener to confuse them about what it is they’re trying to listen to.”

Listen to how he contrasts the words, names, and labels used in astrophysics compared to biology and chemistry.

Choose your words carefully – especially if you want other people to be touched by them. They have wide-ranging impact.