The freedom of speech. We are all able to voice whatever we please, however, that doesn't mean to just say something foolish or out of line. I really don't get how some people can go and say some of the things they do. What you say portrays a lot about your character. For the most part, people judge you on your looks, how you behave, and on the things you say. You might not be content and have the most control on how you look, but you do have full control over what you say.
People who speak out of emotions sometimes end up wishing they hadn't done so. I believe many of us have done this before. The wise and mature among us have learned not to act on impulse, while others still never seem to grasp this important and simple concept. Those who don't control their emotions or take careful watch over what they say, often find themselves hurting the ones they love or paying some other kind of personal or professional consequence.
If you're someone who doesn't stop to think if you sound rational or logical, remember these three tips that might help you with that problem:
- When you talk to someone else think about whether or not you will offend them. If it's even a thought, you're better off not making that remark. However, if you're not sure if your comment/ question might be offending, try to be as respectable and polite about it as possible. If it's too late, and you already offended them, just say sorry.
- Learn to consider your options. There are many different ways to say things. and your goal here is to find the best way to convey what you want to say in a way that has a positive impact. Communication is primarily a function of the recipient so you have to communicate based on the listener. The listener is your audience, it's up to you to make sure they understand clearly what you're trying to say.
- Lastly, think if the words you spoke would offend you. If yes, then you're just asking for an argument. So for your sake, and also to not cause drama around you, be more attentive to the things you voice out.