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July 08, 2005

Before you speak..

Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?

Before you speak, ask yourself, will what I say cause damage to a relationship with people important to me? Which is more important to me; to say what I want to say, or to continue a positive relationship?

Before you speak, ask yourself, will what I'm going to say be considered a criticism? If so, shouldn't I wait until a more suitable time and place? Shouldn't I say it in private?

Before you speak, ask yourself, will what I plan to say bring sunshine to a dim place? Or will it bring darkness? Will it open a window of opportunity for someone or some idea? Or will it close a door in someone's face? Will it create or kill?

Communication has consequences. You may say, "I take it back." But you really cannot. It's better that you don't 'give it' in the first place. It's better that you think before you speak.

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It reflects a person's true self of humanity, but the question occurs that how many would abide to this forgotten rule of humans!

Posted by: saiqa aabir | Jun 13, 2006 8:38:56 AM

hello madam.. when are u gonne resume 'proper' (read regular) blogging? :-)

Posted by: Lucidly Awake | Jul 19, 2005 6:14:21 AM

Pearls of wisdom. I have let one person read it who has done exactly the opposite what you have written. He was not very amused at that time. :-)

Posted by: Alka | Jul 15, 2005 7:13:51 PM

nice post ...though if everyone practised that there would be a hellova lot more silence in the world ...which wouldnt nesesaryily be a bad thing hehe :P

Posted by: samm | Jul 10, 2005 2:56:03 PM

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