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I've always (attempted to) live my life as if my words matter to everyone. I dislike speaking for the sake of conversation because it tends to lead me to say things I don't fully mean or intend.

This came about from possibly taking this old saying too seriously:

"90% of what people say is untrue"

My childhood self didn't want to be the sort of person with that kind of pointless conversation. Combine that with something I picked up more recently:

"People don't remember what you said, people remember how you made them feel".

Choose your words carefully. Words are cheap, but their effect can be expensive.

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