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Think Before You Speak: Necessity

When we are about to say something, we need to ask ourselves what we want to say is actually necessary or not, and what if silence is a better option here, which is true in many cases.

We can simply WAIT (Why Am I Talking?) and practice self-restraint, or simply speak through body language.

Sometimes we blurt out stuff to feel better or when silence feels awkward, but in reality silence and deep pauses are the soil for insights and new ideas to sprout.

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Aspiring creative writer. I like spicy food and good people.

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  1. Is there Truth in what I speak?
  2. Is it Helpful to anyone?
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Think Before You Speak

In a social gathering or a serious discussion:

  • Have control over what you say. 
  • Slow down.
  • Instead of blurting out whatever comes to your mind, take a pause and evaluate.

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