Words: Are they powerful?

@leateagee (3667)
May 22, 2008 8:51am CST
There is a quote that says: "Sticks and stones may break my bone but WORDS will break my heart." As a teacher I am very careful in speaking about the students I teach whenever I have a parents meeting. The words I say about the performance could either make or break their future eventhough they are so young. As a teacher I am considered as the second parent of these young generation. They look up to me. They make me as a role model. If I say bad things they follow. 'Monkey sees, monkey do' are children. What about you? As what you are now, are your words powerful? Please share. =)
2 responses
• Philippines
22 May 08
maybe people with great influence can give an affect to the people they talk to. i just like giving advice i'm not sure if people looks up to me high enough to follow the advice i give them...
@leateagee (3667)
• China
24 May 08
You may not know that you're simple opinion or advice may have widen their thoughts or added to their knowledge. Every word we speak has an impact to people. Thank you for responding. Take care =)
@jimbomuso (950)
22 May 08
Hi leateagee! yes words are very powerful. I've heard the quote but it was a little different 'sticks and stones may break my bones but NAMES will never hurt me' the quote was for someone being bullied or namecalled, I like your quote because that's what you'd say to someone to stop them from hurting other people! I think words can inspire people to do beautiful things or horrible things.there are some words which you cannot 'take back' like 'thief' or 'liar' you can apologize but once it is out there its hard to take it back.I like strong words like 'adamantine' which means completely immovable or too hard to cut, pierce or break,and silly words like 'hoojamaflip' when you want something but cant think of the word like' pass me the ..hoojamaflip '