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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Mindful Communication: Choosing Words Wisely for Peaceful Relationships

A male teacher notices a very tiny mustache on a new female teacher at his school. He decides to share this observation with his wife when he returns home. This implies that he felt it was important or interesting enough to mention to her. However, later on, when the male teacher fails to notice a brick in front of his own house and falls, injuring himself, the wife seizes the opportunity to scold him. She brings up the fact that he was able to spot the tiny mustache but failed to notice the significant obstacle right in front of him.

The moral of the story emphasizes the importance of understanding what to share with our spouses. It suggests that spouses have a tendency to remember and recall everything we say, even seemingly insignificant details. Thus, if we want a peaceful life, it is crucial to be mindful of what we share with our partners.

The story serves as a reminder to think before we speak and consider the consequences of our words. It encourages individuals to avoid sharing unnecessary or potentially hurtful information that could be used against them in the future. By exercising discretion and being thoughtful about what we communicate, we can maintain harmony and avoid unnecessary conflicts in our relationships.


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