The Right Thing To Do

Choice can be problematic

Each leads to its own consequences

Reason shouldn’t be erratic

It must override subjective senses

 

Consider then each decision

Weigh the different choices

Don’t view any with derision

Or listen only to the loudest voices

 

Some outcomes may not be desirable

Others could bring gains

But all options on the table

Can be reduced ‘til one remains

 

That one will pass the acid test

Even if it carries a bitter sting

It will always be the best

If to do it is the right thing

The Effect of Words

In the ebb and flow of conversation

Words convey much more than facts

They are used ON you!

 

They can, for example, encourage, chastise, cheer you, pull you down

What they always do, because they are intended to, is to affect you

If you do not realise this, you will become a victim of words

 

Every time someone speaks to you

Ask yourself the questions “Why have they said that?”

And “Why in those words ?”

 

The answers might not suggest a bad reason

Most people do not use words as a weapon

At least not all the time

 

But they do want the words to have an effect.