Choose your Words Wisely

Once upon a time, an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After being released, the man felt humiliated as he walked to his home. He sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In court, the old man told the Judge, “They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone..” The judge, before passing sentence on the case, told the old man, “Write All the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and On the way home, throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to Hear the sentence”.

The next day, the judge told the old man, “Before receiving the Sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper That you threw out yesterday”. The old man said, “I can’t do that! The wind must have spreads them and I won’t Know where to find them”.

The judge then replied, “The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. The old man realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness”.

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A monk and his disciples were walking down to the river to take bath. There he found a family on the banks shouting at each other in anger.

After seeing this, the monk turned towards his disciples, smiled and asked, “Tell me Why do people Shout at Each other?”

The disciples thought for a while and then one of them said, “it’s because we lose our calm.”

The monk smiled and said, “Why does a person shout at another person who is right next to him? That person can tell the other person he is angry with in soft voice.”

The disciples gave many other answers but not any of these answers could satisfy monk.

When they finished, the monk took a moment and said, “When two people get angry at each other, their Hearts are miles apart. To cover that distance they need to shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the bigger the distance, the louder they have to shout.”

 “What happens when people fall in Love? They don’t shout at each other, they talk softly, because their hearts are very close. The distance is very small.”

Finally the monk said, “When they love each other even more, what happens? They don’t even speak just whisper and when they love even more, they just look at each other and understand. This is how two people are close to each other when they love each other.”


When you argue, don’t let your heart get distant. Don’t say words that create even MORE distance or else one day there will be so much distance that you will not be able to find a path to return.

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