Two Secret Words

They're THE determining factor in conversations, yet so secret we forget them. 

"(I think) You need to --------."

"(I think) People should be ----------. " And countless other examples.

Those secret words change the ENTIRE sentence.

Sometimes people aren't aware that things they say are only opinions. By remembering this we ask "How much does that opinion matter to me?"

Dropping the parentheses will put it all in context. If it matters to you, it requires working toward change. If not, you are probably free to continue living your life.

Remembering the secret words will keep communication productive.