What is the most commonly heard word in almost every language? The word "I". I, I, I. However, Carlos Lenkersdorf, a scholar of indigenous languages, has revealed that the most used word in Mayan communities, the word that is at the center or their sayings and their lives, is the word "us". In Chiapas, "us" is said tik. This is why the World Social Forum was born and grows in the city of Porto Alegre, the universal model of participatory democracy: to say "us." Tik, tik, tik.