I’m sure we’ve all heard the old saying ‘ Sticks and Stones may break my bones,but words will never hurt me. ‘ Unfortunately in my experience I have found this to be far from the truth. The truth is most people underestimate the power of words and the harm it can cause others.
Words might not hurt physically,like when someone throws a stone at you,but it can definitely have a major effect on someone and leave scars that last a lifetime.
I,for one,usually have the problem of saying something before thinking if it will be hurtful or not to someone else. It’s amazing to think of the impact of what you say to someone else can have in their life.
If used in the correct way,what we say to someone can build them up and motivate them and make them believe in themselves. With the right encouragement you will be able to see that person make an incredible transformation to the best possible version of themselves where they,in turn,will pay it forward and have a positive impact on someone else’s life.
On the other hand if used incorrectly,what you say can have a major negative impact on a person’s life. How many times have we heard of people that bully others? Do we even think of what a person that gets called fat or ugly or gay goes through? These hurtful words is something that can linger on for many years and definitely shape how a person grows up?
If you grow up and all you hear over and over is that you’re no good or that one of your so-called imperfections are repeatedly reinforced upon than you can just imagine how this will affect you. We have even heard of suicides where seemingly normal people with no known problems commit suicide out the blue.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we should all be careful when we speak. We should all use our words to try build people up,to help them and to motivate them to do positive things in society,instead of breaking them down. We might not be able to change the world on our own but if we can have a positive impact on just those that we come into contact with in our daily lives than that change will happen in time.
Try spread the love people. God knows,this world is in desperate need of it.
Till next time ciao