Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Words Can Kill

Everything seems to be such a surprise to me. I always end up pondering about things that happen in a day -- everyday. Like... how words can result to tremendous injury to relationships and yet people won't give it up. Rumors do break up friendships. Haven't we realized this yet?

Words can kill trust and faith. We injure our own souls by it. The yentas just don't realize how much trouble they are causing their own reputes more than the inconvenience they're causing the persons they're tattling about. Can't help but to tut-tut about it. *glaring eyes*

Don't we have anything more sensible to talk about? Like how to be a responsible citizen or if we don't have anything good to say, it's best to keep the silence rather than regret everything in the end.

*sigh* Well, enough of my babbling... better if I just share this with you. Makes better sense.

A Greek philosopher asked his servant to cook the best dish possible. The servant, who was very wise, prepared a dish of tongue, saying, “It’s the best of all dishes, for it reminds us that we may use our tongue to bless and express happiness, dispel sorrow, remove despair, and spread cheer.”

Later the servant was asked to cook the worst dish possible. Again, he prepared a dish of tongue, saying, “It’s the worst dish, for it reminds us that we may use our tongue to curse and break hearts, destroy reputations, create strife, and set families and nations at war.”

It’s been estimated that a talkative person may speak 30,000 words a day! But the important question is, how do our words, whether many or few, affect others?

We don’t have to eat tongue to grasp that servant’s point. But we may have to “eat our own words” quite often before we learn to avoid saying things we’d like to retract.

The word SORRY itself is quite common these days. More often, it's not being used for apologizing, it's becoming more of a habit. Also, saying sorry has become an easy way out to run from the troubles caused by our mistakes. Tsk tsk.

I guess life has become too mechanical. We don't realize how many people we've hurt in a day. But if we say it sincerely, it can take away the pain.
'till here!



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