|Posted on April 19, 2016 at 11:15 AM|
"Before you speak: THINK" - unknown
Have you ever been sitting down with a friend, co-worker, family member, or even a perfect stranger having a conversation & the other person blurts out something that is complete nonsense? I have on many occasions. It seems today that more & more people are talking just to hear themselves talk. They are not particularly interested in any response you may have or even if you are paying attention, they just have want to dominate the conversation with worthless words; sometimes these words are false, pointless, discouraging, & hurtful.
Day always told me, "Don't listen to respond; listen to understand". Now that I am older I can now grasp exactly what he meant by that, & my response to that is, “Don’t speak to create sound, speak to enrich someone's mind". Make an effort not to spout out fact that you haven't checked, if you don't know anything about a subject do not feel like you have to state your opinion. Do not surface a problem without presenting a solution & for Christ sakes if you don't have anything nice to say keep your damn mouth shut! The world is full of cruel people & there isn't room for any more.
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