Recently in my life someone said to me, "No one cares about you."
Talk about powerful words.
We have to be so careful what we say to our spouses, children, friends, and even our enemies. Words can haunt our hearts for hours, days, weeks, even years. We have to ask ourselves if "winning" a conversation or disagreement is worth the damage our words can cause.
I've learned, it's never worth it. Sometimes, I have to choose to ignore things or just walk away from a comment even when I feel misrepresented. Sometimes when we are simply trying to explain ourselves and feel like our motivations are right, they can be wrong.
What you say can mean life or death. Those who speak with care will be rewarded. Proverbs 18:21 NCV