Let us every time we want to comment, make a statement, or give an opinion, ask ourselves before:
Am I by saying this making things better or worse?
Am I part of a potential solution or part of the problem by dwelling on the negativity? Will my statement improves the situation, help the person, or solve the challenge? Or will it fuel it more and more?
Do my words create a vision and increase hope, encouragement and motivation for a better way or future or create more hopelessness, depression, anger, or even more violence?
Let’s face it, like it or not, we ARE responsible and this is valid in any context from small group, to family, to organizations, to nations. And yes, EVERY SINGLE WORD we say does count, everywhere including social media (I should even say ESPECIALLY social media).
Let us keep reminding ourselves that we are RESPONSIBLE. And the very first step of claiming back our responsibility and taking real charge is by basing what we say on values not on pure reaction to our emotions, and people and events around us. At the end of the day, everything we say, represents exactly who WE truly are, nothing more, nothing less.
“When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.” Wayne Dyer