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#OtvTIPS: Why you should shut up if you don’t have anything nice or sensible to say



We all have seem to have forgotten the
golden rule that we learned early on, which
landed us in timeout if we didn’t follow it.
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t
say it at all.
Time and time again, we bring negativity
into our lives without realizing the negative
things we say about people are like
As someone who is quick to please and
enjoys making people happy, the world of
negativity and heavy criticism has come my
way via my writing online.
It’s hard sometimes to put your thoughts out
there and refrain from reading comments
from people who do not know you, but who
feel obligated to reply just because they have
a keyboard and an opinion.
I learned early on to not read comments. I
know I am nowhere near perfect and I
appreciate constructive feedback, but
whether it is online or anywhere else, people
often forget the impact their words have.
A person’s words are the most powerful
things he or she has. It’s your job to keep
them positive and reliable. So, if you have
something to say, first ask whether it will
hurt someone. Second, ask how what you
say will benefit someone.
We often fail to realize the negative affects
our words have. I believe in karma. If you
speak badly about someone, then the
universe will correct it in some way.
No one is perfect, and sometimes, you need
to just rant and complain. But, once you are
done, revisit your thought process. We must
learn that negative words lead to a negative
life. Remove the words “awful” and “hate”
from your vocabulary.
If you are on social media, think before you
post or say something: “Does this send out
negative energy to anyone reading this?” If the
answer is “yes,” why post it?
Sometimes, I get it; people need to vent, but
I came to realize that any negative things I
ever posted or said or brought into a
situation only made my life worse.
I learned to send out positive energy, to love
more and channel any emotions that aren’t
positive into something healthy. Our words
are a domino effect for life. If someone says
something mean to you, turn away from it.
Do not let it enter your bubble.
You can completely create your own
happiness by choosing your words carefully
and being self-aware of how you respond to
It’s not always easy to keep your cool, but if
you think about something before you say it
and realize what the words will do to the
situation, you’ll be able to make more
thoughtful decisions.
Think of everything you say as a mirror.
Yes, you may be insulting someone else, but
it will come back to you. When you speak
negatively about someone, it doesn’t reflect
the person; it reflects you and your own
The best types of people in the world do not
have time to badmouth others; they know
the value of their words.
We learned early on that if you don’t have
anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say it at
all. While we can’t control the words people
say to us, we can choose whether we accept
those words and let them influence us.
We can’t help if someone hurts us, but if you
do not respond to negative words, positive
will likely come out of it.
None of us are perfect, and mean words will
slip out from time to time, but if we can
learn anything and if I have learned
anything, it is the power of words put
Your words can either bring people higher
or knock them down, and let me tell you,
the moment you use words to hurt someone,
the person will never forget it.
Please remember the only words you regret
more than the ones that go unsaid are the
ones used to hurt someone else.

– Kirsten Corley/EliteDaily

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