I do not have a problem with this word.
I speak my mind, I speak without being spoken to, and I often speak without thinking.
That last one gets me in trouble. Then again, when doesn't it get someone in trouble?
We should always think before we speak. But in today's world, in our society, we are short on time and we need to say what we're thinking before someone interrupts us. Or before the conversation moves on, or before what we have to say is passé.
We should do a better job at listening.
Being a Jr. high leader, I have to admit that we should do a better job of speaking too. Or at least turning down our music so that we can hear the more soft-spoken students.