Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me................

United States
March 6, 2010 10:35pm CST
That old saying is so full of crap! Words do hurt! Especially when you are senitive and have low self-esteem! Words can hurt if you don't understand what is going on! Words really hurt by people who are mean and blame you for everything that goes wrong when it is the other person's fault! This is why I'm so senitive and still trying to be less sensitive!
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• United States
28 Apr 10
Words hurt more than any sticks and stones. I still remember every bad thing anyone has said to me.And I still wish them ill over it.
• United States
28 Apr 10
I still remember alot of the words that have hurt me over the years! I have wished the people who did this to me nothing bad luck! I might carry some of it in grudges but not all of it is! Nice to know I'm not the only one who feels that way!
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Whoever wrote that saying did not know what they were talking about because words do hurt and they hurt often worse than any physical beating could. physical wounds usually heal pretty well and even if they leave scars, well, the scars are painless. Emotional wounds hurt our entire being. If words didn't hurt then people would not be so quick to have them as their weapon of choice.
• United States
9 Apr 10
Very well said! Words do hurst and hurt the longest! I still am carring around emotional scars from years ago. Words hurt more then physical pain! Emotional scars can heal but some may never heal! My emotional scars heal slowly and some may never truly heal!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Apr 10
It's easier to see when we are hurt by physical means. Words hurt us in different ways. There are no physical scars or reminders of the pain. There are only emotional scars to bear. Sometimes the emotional pain we face hurts more than anything else and seems to stay with us longer.
• United States
6 Apr 10
You hit the nail on the head! I did carry emotional scars with me form verbal abuse from years ago! I still believe for some people it is worse then physical abuse! Anyway I am working on the emotional demons. I have alot and I take forever to except things!
• United States
7 Mar 10
That is true words do hurt people. I see many kids in school getting called names or threatened and they get hurt by it. My daughter has come home crying because of people and what they would say to her. She is a strong girl but you can only take so much from people before you break down.
• United States
9 Mar 10
That sounds like some of those people calling your daughter names are bullies. Words are thier defense to get people to break down. It is growing and growing problem and I hope will stop one day! It is something no kid should go through!
• United States
7 Mar 10
Also, it's a good thing to be sensitive, don't lose that. But have a stronger shell (if that makes sense?) is important.
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
7 Mar 10
You know what...I absolutely agree. Words do hurt and some times words said are enough to ruin a relationship or destroy a friendship. As a sensitive person, I fully understand that I would rather be punched by a friend, than put down by a friend... I certainly agree with you blue65packer.
• United States
9 Mar 10
Someone on the same page as me! Awesome! I know what you mean,words can hurt a friendship or a relationship! Been there done that! Alot of people have the saying"It goes out one ear and out the other"!. It doesn't work like that! Words hurt! No doubt about it!
@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Mar 10
Yes, words hurt. Especially if said by somebody you care about who knows what your weak spots are.
• United States
7 Mar 10
I know what you mean. Words definetly do have an impact. One thing I've learned is that USUALLY in an argument one person says something to the other which is really hurtful. Well both will probably say hurtful things but usually one tends to be nonchohalant and not affected. Keep in mind if you stay calm, then the other person will be more likely upset. If it's more important or significant than a little dispute, than work it out and tell the other person to not be such a jerk.