Words vs. symbols

Scholars have put in a lot of work to decipher Mayan glyphs lost by the end of the seventeenth century. Symbols depend on cultural continuity, and human nature seems to destroy with the left hand as it creates with the right. The longevity of the chief alternative, that is, words is an existing language printed, embossed, or carved on some durable material has yet to be proven, including the words you are reading here. If you can understand these words, please give thanks to your deity.