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What We Say Will Never Be Recovered

Once an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent.

After being released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In the court the old man told the Judge: “They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone.”

The judge told the old man: “Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence.”

Next day, the judge told the old man: “Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday.”

The old man said: “I can’t do that! The wind spread them and I won’t know where to find them.”

The judge then replied: “The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. If you can’t speak well of someone, rather don’t say anything.”

Let’s all be masters of our mouths, so that we won’t be slaves of our words.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Namah Rutah May 1, 2022, 11:48 pm

    words are powerful, they can crate, destroy, restore and can even kill. Few words can make a big impact on the lives of others. when things have bad, bad effects on others, it takes time to restore. it can be restored but the scar that was put will still be remain silent forever.

  • Nwadibia Igwe February 15, 2019, 12:18 pm

    The major cause of all this is, envy, it is better to leave with a Sting person than to leave with a envy people, their is nothing they cannot do to spoil your name.

  • Rajendra Bhatia December 23, 2018, 7:22 pm

    Great way to explain how bad words are so powerful to create big damage. The Mahabharat war was the result of one bad sentence spoken by Draupati against Duryodhan, vide which Draupati said, “The son of a blind father will always be blind.”
    The great lesson is, never criticise others without solid proof, and even if u have proof, say it in person with constructive suggestion/advice so that other person takes it sportingly for improvement. Never criticise in front of all.

  • P J Bavaskar November 29, 2018, 11:34 pm

    Nice Story

  • Shahjadi Begum November 28, 2018, 9:05 pm

    Encouraging. Very useful massage.

  • Harmesh Lal November 28, 2018, 12:24 pm

    Very nice

  • A Kenyan November 28, 2018, 3:57 am

    Lesson learnt

  • Esther November 28, 2018, 3:54 am

    Up to us to put it into practice

  • suja dipak November 27, 2018, 10:35 pm

    very nice……

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