''Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.''
Words, spoken softly , always move the heart of a listener and the same words, when spoken harshly leave a bitter taste in the mouth. The words may be the same but bitter and harsh words act as sharp knife .
Even a small child understands the difference very well. If the mother shouts at the child, asking him to drink milk, the child will throw tantrums, but the same order, if given gently, will be followed instantly. With one word softly spoken you can control an army, but harsh words will not take you anywhere. The word, ‘please’ can result in wonders.
Harsh words create misunderstanding between couples, relatives, and friends. Such misunderstandings can lead to permanent animosity. The person who always utters harsh words will never get peace of mind and is likely to get heart diseases.
In offices we find many of these species. They have made it their nature to address their subordinates very rudely, which is very insulting to them. Even when they call them, they address them in a very demeaning way, which is very insulting for the juniors. Such people are seen with hatred. Just by one soft word, you can win over the other person.
Many parents also speak harshly with their children. On one side we teach our children to be respectful and decent while talking to others, we ourselves call them ‘stupid’ ‘blockhead’ etc. which makes the child’s tender heart wonder how there are different norms for adults and children.
Hurt people, hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future’’. ~Yehuda Berg :)
Written for A to Z Challenge, 2015