For Better or Worse
What I say, what you say, our words have an effect on others.
Almost daily, I am reminded to be conscious of what I say. I must not speak too quickly without thinking as I risk overreacting,
I have the power to make the situation better or worse.
I have heard it said that a single negative statement needs SIX positive statements to balance out the harm done.
The Power of Words,
can be destructive. How many times when I was younger I know I reacted very poorly to what were minor situations in the big perspective.
Looking back I regret I did not respond more with the empathy for the person knowing now how I reacted would be remembered much longer than what sparked my reaction.
I imagine every parent learns this lesson as they gain perspective with age.
The Power of Words
is amazing. Looking back I can’t undo my past reactions, but I hope in the future my words will be for the better and not the worst, in every situation.
This lesson about what we say is important is illustrated in a speech by Mohammed Qahtani “The Power of Words”
In Mohammed’s speech he tells three short anecdotes in his eleven minute speech:
about teaching his young son a lesson,
why academics have a hard time warning us of the dangers of climate change,
and how a single phone call ruined a friend’s life.
Mohammed’s speech has been enjoyed more than a million times, I hope you will enjoy it by clicking here.
Thank you for reading, and visiting my blog. Thank you for patience with me on the days like this when I am thinking out loud. – David