Main Point: Wise people recognize the power that words have, and they use them carefully.
Takeaway: If what you are about to say isn’t helpful, then it also isn’t necessary.
Is your natural tendency to be more of a talker or a listener?
Do you agree that words have the power of life and death? How cognizant are you of the power of your words?
Which area do you need to focus on more? Sharing the good things that you’re thinking, or not sharing all of the bad things that you’re thinking?
Are you conflict-allergic, conflict-driven, or somewhere in the middle? Would your spouse, or best friend, agree with your assessment?
Table Discussion Question — What are some ways that you can consciously strive to only say things that are helpful?