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Tame Your Tongue

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me"

The above line, which we heard so often growing up, isn't really true. Turns out, words can hurt even more than physical damage.

Isn't it weird and a little unfortunate that when we're with people, we always put on our best, smiling and being polite, but when we're alone, or with a few people, we're so much more sharp-tongued and loose with our words? I realized this today, and quite honestly, I regret it.

I was with a bunch of friends today, and sadly I pointed out flaws in someone who otherwise is a good friend of mine. I immediately wish I hadn't said that, because it turns out, that person was standing right next to me and I didn't notice him. If only there was a way to take back what I said! I'm pretty sure he overheard me and now I'm sure he'll never treat me the same.

Why are we so quick to find faults and complain about others? Why do we always tend to judge w…