Give me sticks and stones any day

“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me” – source unknown

Words however can hurt, can’t they?

A word said in malice can eat away at our beliefs for years. 

Many a person can still cite a childhood injury, meted out in the playground by a harsh tongue.

Families are fertile grounds for words that have lasted longer, even than the people who have said them.

It is true that sticks and stones can break my bones. They, however mostly heal.

The hurt from words tend to stick around a lot longer. 

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me is false

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Author: Dale Williams

Dale is based in Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa from where he maintains connections with people all over the world through his portfolio life.