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Monday, September 27, 2010

STICKS AND STONES...
Sticks and stones may break your bones but words will always hurt you.  Has a person who often uses words as my defense weapon of choice when doing battle, I can report to you that I prefer to be physically harmed than be perennially damaged by hurtful words; particularly when I let my guard down around family, friends and people I generally trust, people I expect to have-my-back, support me and be verbally gentler.  Indeed, harsh words are more painful when spoken by people who are close to you and are supposed to “feel your pain.”  Unlike the temporary wound inflicted by a stick or stone, painful words have the tendency to live with you forever eventually growing into your entire personality and outlook-- a negative self-fulfilling effect.  Damaging words tend to arrange themselves as tapes in your head which play over and over again, resulting at times in psychosis or even violence.   To fight against this, one must respond immediately to injurious words and not let them take root in your brain, making you live to regret the lost opportunity to have retaliated back then-and-there, to lessen the long-lasting detrimental impact of verbal abuse.  hdl 9/26/10
4:36 pm edt 


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