Short Story: Choose your words carefully !

Hi Good day People!!!

Just yesterday a collegue friend sent around this short story, worth reading it:


Once upon a time 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 been released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In court the old man told the Judge: 'They were just comments, didn't harm anyone..'
The judge, before passing sentence on the case, 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.'

The 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.'

In India too elders tell young ones that never speak evil during the evening, coz that time God is blessing whatever you say. So always speak good things no matter what the time.

Also we must choose our words carefully when talking. Sometimes a common conversation/word/phrase or even the tone of your voice can hurt someone unintentionally. Have learnt about this a lot during my degree days & at work when dealing with team members. :)

Thanks to the friend to sent this!

Chalo Bye.T.c.


  1. its so true. Thank you for the post. There is a beautiful couplet in Tamil by a great poet Valluvar who lived many centuries ago. In a loose translation, it means 'whoever you are, do control your tongue, otherwise you will definitely attain unhappiness very soon in your life because of lack of control.'


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