There is an old saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, then say nothing at all.”
Today people seem to speak their minds and throw out some of the nastiest things. Makes one wonder if these people have ever heard, “better to be thought a fool than to speak up and prove it.”
There is a lot good come from some of these sayings. Maybe some people should try some of them. Like my Mother used to ask, “Are you mad?” Of course I was stupid enough to say yes, her response was, “you have the same clothes to get glad in”. Never tell Dad you were mad or upset. He would put you to work until you were so tired there wasn’t enough energy to be upset.
I found that a lot of hard work will release a lot of bad emotions. The phrase, “get a job,” means you have too much time on your hands if you get offended continually, or easily.
Remember what God tells us, “from the heart, the mouth speaks.” Or even the advice, or–if you would prefer–counsel, of James about the bitter and sweet waters from the same fountain.
Put some thought behind your words and be sure to work off anything that will harm another.