One of our biggest mistakes as humans is not knowing when to shut up. We speak before we think all the time and immediately want to rewind and take it back. There are so many times I didn't take a second to think what I was going to say and caused the next war of my life.
How many battles do we face that could be avoided? How many times have you ruined a perfectly good time by saying something that maybe didn't need to be said? This is why we need to think of the reaction we are going to get out of what we say.
War is for the serious problems at hand. It should not occur as often as it does in our lives and we need to take action! We need to limit our war count, our lives shouldn't have more wars than the world goes through. As much as we dislike war in the world, we need to dislike it in our lives as well.
To limit our battles in life, we should take actions like these to make love more often than war!
Is my thinking logical?
Am I thinking clearly whatsoever? Maybe bringing up the past from 5 years ago isn't the best thing to be upset about. If it's something about irrelevant events that happened in the past, don't worry about it. If it sounds a little crazy in your head, don't blurt it out. If there's a little chance that it's crazy, sit on that idea for a while until it turns out it is crazy and don't say it.
Is this issue worth a battle?
Some things should definitely be talked over, just watch how you say it. If the issue should be discussed, but not fought about, be calm. Sit down with someone and ask to have a conversation, not shout and start shooting right off the start. Think about the issue and determine how big the issue is, it may not actually be worth it.
Is the battle old?
There is no need to have the battle of hell part 1, 2, 3 and so on. If the battle is reoccurring, that may need to be dealt with further and decided on if it's worth reentering the battle.
Will I want to take it back?
We all know once something is said, there is no undo button. We need to think about if there's any chance we will regret what we just started. This way is a great away to avoid a fight.
Can't we just make love?
Love is such a better word than war. We should choose love as often as we can! No one wants to fight, it's awful. Striving to ignore the little battles and love instead is what we need in this world.
MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR!
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.