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Sticks and stones don’t wound as deeply as words do.
Despite the old adage relinquishing the concept that words do not actually have detrimental long term effects on an individual, it is actually quite the opposite.
In truth, harmful remarks and cruel insults are the bane to an individual’s confidence.
Words meant to break someone down (temporary or not) is forever haunting and can be a catalyst to negative actions. Consequential aftermaths resulting in eating disorders, drug addictions, and/or excessive self-deprecation are possible. Degrading words are not mere hollow remarks that can be written off, regardless of who is directing them. Words carry a very heavy weight that can anchor someone down indefinitely. Because of this very reason, it is extremely important to be careful of what we say to others.
PHYSICAL SCARS MAY HEAL IN TIME BUT EMOTIONAL DAMAGE CAN BE FOREVER.
It is unfortunate, but true, that in reality we are more apt to remembering the negative banter thrown at us than any positive reinforcements or genuine compliments given. Some may disagree with this concept but let’s be honest. It doesn’t matter how many good compliments you receive, when one is offensive–especially from a person of importance–only that last remark is what imbeds itself in your mind. Despite the array of praises, that one negative comment leeches itself onto you, foregoing all accolades that was just directed towards you.Words are not hallow but cumbersome. Click To Tweet
Again, some may argue with this statement, but the majority will agree. So be leery of the words that escape your lips. People’s minds and hearts are fickle. Remember, be cautious of the mental fragility of those around you, especially those closest to you.
Words are not hallow but cumbersome. Their power is often underestimated, but mere, shallow whispers can affect even the most ruthless.
So never forget: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will forever haunt me.
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