Not only walls have ears, they now have eyes and mouth too. Everywhere we go, there will always be people who are trying to hear what we're saying, although they're not part of your conversation, or those who have 'remarkable' powers of observation - who are good at noticing things like your clothes, shoes, bags, makeups etc. etc. The next thing you know, rumours and stories about you are circulated or spread around at the speed of light. Who is to be blamed? Seriously.
Sometimes I feel some social signifiers like "what are you doing?", "how are you doing?" or "that's a new dress, isn't it?" mean nothing. Some people say things just to impress or dig up dirt on you. At first we might think they are actually friendly and that they really care, but I've come to the conclusion that they just don't! This got me thinking about meaning, what do people really mean when they speak? Do you really mean what you say? Ke depan lain, belakang lain? But then, if you didn't mean it, then why did you say it? People say things they don't mean all the time without thinking that there might be consequences. Maybe that's why kerana mulut badan binasa.
Maybe we should all start to check our own language and meaning. I mean, how many fights start because you said something without meaning it? How many relationships have been ruined due to a big mouth? It all goes back to thinking before you speak. It's good to be honest, but the sensitivity of the people around us is important too. So before you open your mouth and start spreading untruths about people's private lives or gossiping about what I do or wear, take a minute to decide if it's worth it!