“Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words won’t hurt me?”
How many times have you heard that?
I’ve heard it a lot! Especially by my friends. I have never actually thought about it until I found Youngandtwenty’s Sticks and Stones post (amazing blog, btw) and it made me actually realise that the quote can be very wrong. In fact, super wrong. Not all the time, but most of the time. It depends on the type of person you are, however.
Someone can punch you, the pain will eventual fade away. It could last a couple of minutes or a few months but treatment for physical pain is easy. As for mental pain from words can cling onto you for ages. I mean, physical pain can as well but it’s easier to get rid of, in most cases. The brain is the most complex thing that has been studied known to man. So mental pain can be difficult to fix.
This is personally with me, but if someone punched me, I honestly wouldn’t care much. If someone said something negative about me, which I’ve had quite a few occasions on, it makes me feel really down. I guess I have been growing more and more sensitive as the years go by but some of the things that people have said about me, kind of still hurts today. Not as much, but it does hurt. That goes with embarrassing myself too. XD
I don’t really know if that summed up what I wanted to say but I guess that’s it for now! Basically, what I tried to say was words can hurt more than sticks and stones breaking bones.