My 60 second pitch to help improve the world would be to “Think Before You Speak.”
A big part of our success as being an effective communicator is not only learning what to say, but what NOT to say.
The words we speak origniate from thoughts and is actually more powerful then our thoughts because it not only effects us, but also the various people that are around. Once something is out of our mouths, it can not be taken back. What we say truely can make us or break us. As human beings we often realize that we quietly mumble words under our breaths without concious thought and usually we dont even consider to stop and think about what was actually said.
I think this is an important subject because when we are fast in saying some unwanted things about a certain situation or person and eventually regret it later, the damage has already been done and can be ever lasting and unforgotten. Negative talk never helps us do anything but waste our time, energy, and ultimately disturb our peace of mind.
I read that speaking negativly about others is seen as direct reflection of ourselves. I do not know if I agree with that, but I thought it could be a topic to discuss.