A man on the train sat next to me and after roughly five minutes of silence he asked me:

If everything you said would appear on your skin like a permanent tattoo, would you be more careful of what to say?

This question has resonated with me for months. Would I think more about what to say before I actually say it? After debating on what to answer I told him yes. He asked me another question:

But if you carefully construct and plan everything you say, does it truly come from the heart or would it just create a giant mask that you bear on your body?

I was speechless. It’s not everyday a stranger talks to you about deep stuff like that. And it really made me think. Anyway, I was thinking about it today again and decided I needed to write it down so that I’ll never forget.

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