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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 16: The Quiet Cockatiel & the Singing Sparrow

Description: Cockatiel stopped singing when Crow discouraged him from singing. Crow tried to do the same thing to Sparrow but Sparrow did not listen.This story teaches not to allow negativity to stop you from living your purpose.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:

Taoism

Tao Te Ching Chapter 15:
"The ancient masters were profound and subtle.
Their wisdom was unfathomable.
There is no way to describe it;
all we can describe is their appearance.
They were careful as someone
crossing an iced-over stream.
Alert as a warrior in enemy territory.
Courteous as a guest.
Fluid as melting ice.
Shapable as a block of wood.
Receptive as a valley.
Clear as a glass of water."
 

This verse conveys the idea of wise and subtle communication. It suggests that discouraging words, like sharp criticism, should be used sparingly and with great care.

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Scientology

Scientology teaches the importance of maintaining positive and constructive communication with others. The ARC triangle represents three components essential to effective communication: affinity (emotional connection), reality (shared understanding), and communication (the exchange of ideas). It encourages individuals to establish and maintain good communication with others.

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Rastafari

Many Rastafarians emphasize the importance of positive and uplifting speech. They may encourage words that inspire, uplift, and promote love and unity within the community. The use of discouraging or negative words is generally discouraged.

Some Rastafarians use an "Ital" language, which is a form of speech that avoids negative or discouraging words. Ital language emphasizes natural and positive terms and expressions.


Within the Rastafarian community, "Dread Talk" is a form of speech that promotes unity, consciousness, and positive values. It is often used as a way to avoid negative or discouraging language.

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Philosophy

Ethical philosophy often addresses questions of right and wrong, and discouraging words can be evaluated from an ethical perspective. Philosophical traditions like deontology (duty-based ethics) and utilitarianism (consequentialism) may assess the morality of using discouraging words based on the consequences, intentions, or principles involved.

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Judaism

The Torah emphasizes kindness, compassion, and concern for the well-being of others. Speaking discouraging or harsh words goes against these values. Deuteronomy 15:7-8 encourages lending assistance to those in need, and such a principle extends to one's words as well.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8: If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother; 8 but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

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Islam

The Quran encourages kind and gentle speech. Surah Al-Baqara (2:83) states, "And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakah." This verse underscores the importance of using words that are positive and respectful when interacting with others.

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Ifa

Ifa encourages community cohesion and unity. Discouraging words or divisive speech are often discouraged in favor of promoting harmony and cooperation within the community.

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Hinduism

The Gita acknowledges the importance of wisdom and self-knowledge. Speaking discouraging words may be seen as an expression of ignorance or lack of wisdom, as it may not contribute positively to the well-being of oneself or others.

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Christianity

Proverbs 18:21 (NIV): "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." This verse underscores the significance of the words we speak, as they can have both positive and negative effects.

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Buddhism

In addition to metta (loving-kindness), the Tipitaka also teaches the cultivation of the other three sublime states: karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). Discouraging words are incompatible with these qualities, which promote empathy, joy, and balanced equanimity.In addition to metta (loving-kindness), the Tipitaka also teaches the cultivation of the other three sublime states: karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). Discouraging words are incompatible with these qualities, which promote empathy, joy, and balanced equanimity.

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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