No Oath ...

Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false ... (RB 4:27)

This recommendation could be seen as advice to avoid strong statements that have the potential to intimidate others. Being participatory in life calls for a certain sensitivity in mutual relationships, leaving room for others to be different, to hold different opinions, and to do things differently. This often involves softening the focus of personal views and learning to be tactful and respectful.