Did I miss something? When did commit become an expression? Lately I’ve seen/heard it used to convey feelings of disappointment, anger, and sadness. Often the complaint is extremely petty or over exaggerated.  Using commit as a phrase, it is making light of a serious matter. Suicide is not a topic with room for joking. I would like to believe that the people who use this expression do not mean to incite any sort of cruel humor. I do not think that this excuses their use of a serious word as a way of saying, “screw that.” There is no excuse for people finding it funny or cool to be disrespectful. I realize that we are human, and sometimes we all slip up. All of us make mistakes, what is important is that we learn from them! If you are guilty of saying commit it does not make you a bad person. It presents you with an opportunity to change in a positive manner. Try to rephrase what you want to say in a way that is honest and respectful. If the situation is trivial, try to let it go. Life is much too short to waste time on things that are insignificant. Be happy! If this occurrence is important, reframe how you are feeling so that you are thinking optimistically. It may take time, but it is a rather simple way of becoming more aware of the way we speak affects other people.

Do your best to think before you speak. You can do it!

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