Communication,  Friendship and relationship advice,  Health & wellbeing

The future of incivility

“If you do not have control over your mouth, you will not have control over your future.” ~Germany Kent

In these volatile times, too many people seem to think it’s fine to speak their minds without regard for the feelings of others — and without considering future consequences. When they hurt or offend someone, they’re likely to defend themselves rather than apologize. But they do so at their own peril.

As today’s quote suggests, it’s much wiser to think before you speak. Whether your insensitive comments are personal or political, whatever you say will come back to haunt you later. ~Cindy La Ferle

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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