Speech is a powerful tool. It can create virtues & It can dissolve dynasties. What we speak, is what we are! Everybody & every one of has been through situations where we observe people speaking ruthlessly, completely lacking compassion or even a shred of decency.
When we speak, we tell the other individual, what exactly are we made of. What precisely has been our brought up like. One could speak & have a calming effect on others or one could adversely affect the lives of people around them, making their lives miserable.
It’s a known saying, Words can’t be taken back, even if some actions could be undone. When you speak, make sure to choose your words carefully. We must make sure & justify it to ourselves, not to others, that we speak only to bind & not to destroy. Our speech has consequences.
Obtuse words can be destructive. It cannot only create misery for you, but for the people around you. Think, comprehend what you are saying & saying about whom? Few people make it a habit to speak just to prove a point & settle their dominance on others. They forget, their narcissistic behavior is well read by some, if not by all.
Keep in mind, People who care about you might close their eyes to narcissism, but everyone has a threshold & mostly everybody has dignity.
Don’t challenge a person to the brink of sanity, they might just retaliate in self-preservation & you might find yourself alone & abandoned.