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Thoughtless words can wound like a sword …


He who guards his lips guards his life,

but he who so speaks rashly will come to ruin …


Try your very best NOT to use destructive language

as it will hurt others as well as yourself;

so here are the “DIRTY THIRTY”

you should take great care to avoid!


by Hal Urban

1.   Bragging

2.   Swearing and Other Gross-Out Language

3.   Gossip

4.   Angry Words

5.   Lies

6.   Mean-Spirited and Hurtful Words

7.   Judgmental Words

8.   Playing ‘poor me” — the Self-Pity Game

9.   Making Discouraging Remarks

10.  Embarrassing and Humiliating Others

11.  Excessive Fault-Finding and Criticism

12.  Complaining, Whining, Groaning, Moaning

13.  Rude and Inconsiderate Language

14.  Teasing

15.  Using Words to Manipulate Others

16.  Phony and Insincere Compliments, Flattery

17.  Ethnic and Racial Slurs

18.  Sexists Comments

19.  Age-related Put-downs

20.  Being Negative — Always Pointing Out What’s Wrong

21.  Threats

22.  Arguing

23.  Interrupting — Not Letting The Other Person Finish

24.  Playing ‘Trump” — Always Topping Someone Else’s Story

25.  Being a Know-It-All

26.  Sarcasm

27.  Yelling, Screaming

28.  Talking Down to People — Being Condescending

29.  Exaggerating, Blowing Things Out Of Proportion

30.  Blaming and Accusing Others

Judge Gently .. for you have not worn his shoes

Pray, don’t find fault with the man that limps
Or stumbles along the road.
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath his load.

There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
Though hidden away from view.
Or the burden he bears placed on your back
Might cause you to stumble too.

Don’t sneer at the man who’s down today
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall or felt the shame
That only the fallen know.

You may be strong but still the blows
That was his if dealt to you
In the selfsame way, at the selfsame time
Might cause you to stagger too.

Don’t be too harsh with the man that sins
Or pelt him with word or stone
Unless you are sure – yea, doubly sure –
That you have no sins of your own.

For you know, perhaps,
If the tempter’s voice should whisper as soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray
It might cause you to falter too.

*author unknown*

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