Think Twice Before You Speak

Many of us do not think before speaking our minds. We don’t see the place, who we are talking to, or what we are saying. Yap, yap, yap, speak our mind and when depleted of energy, spent, we look around and realize we spoke out of turn or at the wrong place.

Apart from embarrassement, we have to face the resulting consequences. Sometimes, a situation becomes worse than before, most of the times, a new complication arises. We should be aware of what we say at all times. We should hold ourselves accountable for every spoken word. We will be questioned on the Day of Judgement about every thing we spoke, whom we spoke to, with what intention, did we consider the listener’s feelings as a result of our words.

Our tongue is one of the things of our body we should keep in check at all times. It’s a very slippery thing which if not held in check causes more harm than help. Also, our behaviour with our family, relatives, extended family matters more than our comfort. But, this is easier said than done. Hardly anybody follows this in their lives.  Selfishness is all the rage. 

There is a saying which goes: If you want to change the world, change yourself. But how long can one person hold on against discontent, displeasure and antagonism? We are, after all, human and subject to human follies of jealousy, envy and the biggest enemy, anger. Many a times, a wrong interpretation of an innocent situation leads to damaging arguments. The more the one argues, the more the hostilities increase and the deader the heart becomes. Ultimately, there comes a time, when there is no more left of the relationship.For want of a shoe, a kingdom was lost. People forget the reasons behind the fights but continue harboring hostilities.

Before jumping to conclusions, people should learn to pause and take a moment. They shouldn’t be hasty in blaming anyone before learning about the actual situation.


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