What comes out of your mouth when you open it to speak?
“Not that bird!” you say. “That’s disgusting.”
But isn’t meanly-thrown speech disgusting, as well?
Vitriolic words about other human beings abound today, especially in social media, as if it is acceptable behavior. It is not.
Social media can be a wonderful platform for many beneficial things, including the politics of an election. But here’s a warning: it can also be powerful-release platform for people who are unhappy, negative, or just plain spoiling for a fight. Maybe it makes these types of people feel better about themselves, but does it not make others better by listening to them when their comments brim with venom and hatred.
Demeaning comments about others, demeans the person who’s delivering it. And often, the comments come from the deliverer’s good old-fashioned guilt over his or her own behavior–or the behavior of his/her political party. So….the thing to always remember is: Consider the source.
And be assured, there are many ‘pots calling the kettle black’ attempting to spoon-feed garbage–on Facebook, twitter, television, etc.
Unless we want to be spoon-fed, rather than think for ourselves, we should always take a good look at reasons why a person might be spouting vitriol before we accept his or her words.
Then–before we form any opinion, we should always take an HONEST look at the person being demeaned by these bitter people who may be using lies to suit their personal agendas.
Intelligent people do not let others make decisions for them about the worth of another person–in politics or otherwise. An intelligent person will do the work it takes to discover truth in real facts, and only then decide.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.–Psalm 19:14