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