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what I'm saying is that maybe its a big deal because we are too superstitious about words. Maybe we should see words for what they are. Maybe we should teach that words say more about the one who says them than the one they're directed at.
Do Words Hurt?
There are enough examples in your own life I take it.. you wouldnt have been able to come up with that conclusion unless you have experienced it yourself. You're not some robot who's disabled all emotions.
So maybe in a way,you're correct,and its not the words themselves,but the hatefulness,the coldness,the desire to hurt Behind the words that causes the pain.
Do Words Hurt?
“You are worthless. You are ugly. You are fat. You are a slut. You are scum.”
Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
If we think about it, every time we are offended by the words of another, we are instead offended by our own thoughts about them. We offend ourselves, and mistakenly assume it is the words that harm, when it is us doing the damage. No, the word is harmless. There is only one perpetrator of that nervous pain we feel every time a word offends us; there is only one guilty party of these crimes to our tastes; there is only ever one who would consider suicide in the face of what amounts to no more than—
Do words hurt?
“Sicks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.”