What does it mean to be human? It means you give in to others when you shouldn’t. It’s okay to lose your poise (occasionally) and derail from your train of thought and tell another person what you really feel; even if they don’t deserve a second of your time or your sincerity. Why give them a minute of your time then?
I was raised to speak out when I'm offended. I was raised to say “hello” to the mailman, to say “thank you” to whomever holds the door for me, to tell someone “please stop” when they’re being rude or disrespectful. I was raised by two loving beings that stayed together until one of them was called home. The thing is everything has a repercussion. And in that exact moment, we don’t think about the butterfly effect. And then it’s too late.
The power in words isn’t in what’s said, it’s who says them. If you’ve cried wolf before, no one will listen, no one will believe you. If you speak often and recklessly, there's no credibility in your words. So, be mindful of what you say, who you say it to, and how often you say it.