Word Wall part 3

Dear readers,

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?


9 thoughts on “Word Wall part 3

  1. Words can be very hurtful! There are certain words that are not permitted in our house…”hate” and “stupid” are two of them. No matter how they’re used (I hate doing this, or this is so stupid), they are not allowed. There are other words that can be used to get your point across.
    Thanks for sharing this

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  2. It’s ironic the same people who talk about “sticks and stones” probably also say “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Words last longer, especially today when they can haunt cyberspace for years.


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