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Right Speech

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There are some things that should be said and many more that should be left unsaid.

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More often than not a complement will do more harm than good, and advice will have the opposite effect.

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Things written on blogs are the same. They may be detrimental to a better self. Right Writing is also Right Speech.

Some thoughts on Right Speech

Sometimes – more often than not – Right Speech means silence in a matter, not in ignorance or in ignoring something (not wanting to know or wishing its nonexistence) but refraining from speaking in the understanding that to talk about it will not help the situation, and that speaking out may even make the situation worse.

The Printed Word

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”

Carol Burnett

Sounds like good advice for Right Speech.