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The Good Side of Wrong Speech — 4 Comments

  1. New word of the day: “catastrophise”

    Describes the behavior of several people close to me.

  2. Our centre has recently had a series of talk by a well-known Dhammaduta from Indonesia. He said when he was young, on a somewhat public meeting he was forced to reflect on his own swearing words. Probably he was ashamed of the words he used, so since then when he got angry, he uses incoherent words to swear. For example, when he feels like swearing, instead of reciting the names of zoo residents, he would yell “Toothpaste!”, or to his wife: “I love you!!”. That works well, because the person he’s upset to would laugh instead of yelling back to him.