Before you speak
My friend Christina told me this idea comes from the Koran, though it appears to be a universal teaching from everywhere– from all of the religions, just like the Golden Rule. I love me some universal teachings, so I’m putting some in the blog to keep them close at hand. Here it is:
Think before speaking by asking yourself these three questions:
Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Is it kind?
And some like to add: Will it improve upon the silence?
Indeed, it would probably be a much quieter world if we passed through these gates before opening our mouths and/or broke out our keyboards. Food for thought.