When it comes to talking or speaking, everyone is good at it, but they do not know that they can hurt people. A random word that comes out of our mouth will impact our lives and other people's lives. It may sound crazy but we have the power to make or to break someone's day. Even though words cannot hurt people physically, it will hurt them emotionally.
Emotional pain is also hard to cure as it cannot be treated like physical wounds. Our speech will shape our life. Time and again, you will find yourself in situations, where the outcome depends on what and how you say things. Let's think about what would happen if we misspoke and the trouble it would bring to us. We are presenting ourselves as thoughtless and careless, and people might even think that we are heartless for saying particular words to them.
We can try to pause before opening our mouths, and think of the perfect word we can say to people without hurting or disappointing them. Another thing is to try restraining ourselves from speaking out of anger. We might speak bluntly as we are angry at that moment. Next, we can try to communicate respectfully. It is likely that we will be able to prevent the bad or harsh words from slipping out.
Thinking before we speak might be challenging for some people, but it is not an excuse for us to keep hurting people. We can try to change ourselves to be better people. Our words are our reflection, so we need to be kind and say meaningful things to our family, friends, teachers, and even strangers.