If You Propose to Speak

If you propose to speak

If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.

Buddha

Do you think this is a good criteria for speaking? I think so.

First of all, if it’s not true, then it’s a waste of time and energy to even talk about it.

Second, is it necessary? Does it serve in some way? Does it have a useful and positive purpose? If not, why say it?

Third, is it kind? If it’s not, do you really need to say it? Sometimes we need to vent. But what if we were to get ourselves to a point where we no longer need to vent. We’ve gotten to a place where we’d rather not waste our time and energy on such things. Just a thought.