They say, ” Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me”
We’ve all recited these words to ourselves after someone has said something cruel. Parents teach their children this adage insisting that it not what people say to them, rather its more important how people treat them.This might have been true years ago when people chose their words wisely. Today it’s not uncommon to hear words like:
stupid, ugly, fat, lazy, useless, damaged, poor, not good enough, weak, and hopeless
While your reading this post some where in the world someone is hearing this:
I don’t know why I bother, you’re so stupid, ugly, fat useless, weak, lazy, damaged, poor, not good enough, and your hopeless.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will have a lasting effect that can leave wounds that may never heal.
what say you?
Words. Definitely worse. But it depends on who’s saying them…