“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.
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