Watch Your Words

If I don’t mind my thoughts,
They’ll get a mind of their own.

If you dare push my buttons,
I’m gonna’ push back—harder.

I’m like a volcano,
I can only hold it in—so long.

When I was a teenager,
I’d get my feelings hurt.

When I finally grew up,
I was finally at peace.

But now that I’m so old,
I get triggered so easily.

Because my emotions,
Have built up too much steam.

So please mind your manners,
With the folks,
‘Cause you never can tell,
When they’re gonna’ blow it!

By: ElRoyPoet © 2017

See Power of Positive Words Experiment video

“Rejecting ideals is a fair first amendment right, but purposely using language that is seen as outdated and offensive towards already marginalized groups is socially not appropriate.
Professionalism is important and standards exist equally amongst all sides, and these standards exist for a reason. Political correctness, when referring to everyday language, is expected because it ties in, at its root, with maturity.
What makes it so difficult for people to refuse adhering to basic respect, which is now categorized as political correctness? If the majority of one’s environment is not using racial slurs, ableist language and generally offensive language, that speaks volumes about the extent of maturity one may obtain.”
Excerpt from Opinion: Don’t engage in anti-PC culture

“I plead with you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces, which will erase anger; speak out with words of love and peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your lives will be without regret. Your marriages and family relationships will be preserved. You will be much happier. You will do greater good. You will feel a sense of peace that will be wonderful.” By: Gordon B. Hinckley

Read article on how to disarm triggers

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