There are many, many things of which we could speak on any given day. Granted, some, though unpleasant, are necessary to our work, our relationships, etc. But I'm not talking about those items. I'm talking about the extraneous, the conversational, the dialogues we carry on with each other, with ourselves.
These are of the 'is it kind/necessary/true' variety, and though I've more or less trained myself to go through that criteria before I speak, I admit quite readily (and quite guiltily) that I too often disregard the 'necessary' bit and, at times, even the 'kind' business.
Yes, I try always to speak the truth, but without kindness? Without necessity? How much does that add to the conversation?