I came across this quote the other day:
Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.
It made me think about all of the words rendered meaningless by contradictory actions.
I started questioning why so many people don’t feel any sense of duty to coordinate their words with their actions.
Then the answer came to me.
It is because they don’t believe that they’ll ever be held accountable for the words which oppose their actions.
It is not hard to understand why people would feel this way. I mean, look around.
The punishment for a politician whose words counter his actions is another term in office.
The penalty for a salesman whose words conflict with his actions is a commission.
The sentence for a litigant whose words to the court are controverted by evidence seems to be more chances.
Words deemed hollow by opposing deeds are not simply meaningless, they are lies.
We need to call them what they are.
For, if they are never properly labeled, there will never be answerability.
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