Based on the heading, how much more do I really need to say? Not much, but I’m going to say it anyway. Have you ever been given unsolicited advice? Or better yet, have you ever put your two cents in, when nobody asked you to? I have experienced both. Sometimes we speak without thinking how it may affect others, not realizing that our words have power. We have to be mindful about what we say to each other.
Here is a telling short story, emphasizing just how powerful our words can be. Be careful what you say to people, it can make or break them.
The group of frogs
As a group of frogs were traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the frogs that there was no hope left for them.
However, the two frogs, decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit.
Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit, were still saying they should give up . That they would never make it out.
Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, ” did you not hear us?”
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
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