Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'm Practicing The Art Of Shutting Up

"Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?" -Sai Baba

I like to be right, and I especially like being right loudly and in front of the person I'm proving wrong. It's fun and makes me feel superior. Don't act like I'm the only one.

But maybe, just maybe, sometimes it's OK to let someone be wrong and learn a lesson and leave it alone without dancing a jig to the tune of "I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE WRONG" all the time. Sometimes just throw up a little, "Wow, I'm sorry to hear that," and keep your smug right-ness to yourself. Then go home and play some music real loud and replace all the lyrics with I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE WRONG in the privacy of your own space.

Just something I thought about as I pondered how best to improve myself this year.

*smooches...speaking softly and carrying a big machete*
I think I'll have that put on a plaque and hang it on my front door