I recall being reminded as I was growing up, and then again as an employee, how important it was to watch my language and to think before speaking.
However, in social media, and at the highest level of US government, this doesn’t seem to apply. Not thinking before speaking and readily making judgmental comments about people behind their backs, appears to be acceptable.
It makes me wonder “Are we becoming a society where gossip is okay?” and “Are you being drawn into this too?”
Let us all remind ourselves to THINK before we speak, post or email. Whether we are making a presentation, interacting with colleagues or chatting with friends, its important to remember this acronym.
T – Is this true?
H – Is this helpful?
I – Is this inspiring?
N – Is this necessary?
K – Is this kind?
Let us all practice mindful communication and bring respectful awareness to our interactions with others.
After all, isn’t this what we all want for ourselves?