They have the potential to hurt yourself and others. Be Impeccable with Your Word This is the most important agreement. Summary While sometimes the agreements are oversimplified, this is still a great little book with some heavy ideas.
During our domestication, our parents and siblings gave their opinions about us and we lived in fear over these opinions, like not being good at swimming, or sports, or writing. We try to please Mom and Dad, we try to please the teachers, we try to please the church, and so we start acting.
Now, before you click-away thinking this is some cookie cutter, self-help book — think again. While it's great to be conscientious about how you use your words, this agreement may be hard to follow completely. You see teenagers taking drugs just to avoid being rejected by other teenagers.
Words are more powerful than we realise, they are the building blocks of labels, concepts and beliefs. If followed generally and not fanatically, these suggestions can help you reduce a great amount of stress by helping you avoid thought and behavior patterns that create frustration, blame, hurt feelings, and other negative emotions.