?? - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me.
True or False?
Are words really that empty?
Does it matter who says it?
Does it matter why it is said?
Are words meaningless if you want them to be?
If they are, what is the point of talking at all?
Are the meanings behind words just there in case we WANT to accept the meanings of them? Or is it ok to dismiss the meaning of words to 'let someone off the hook' for saying something that they obviously meant to be mean and hurtful?
I'm not sure I agree with the saying because I believe every word has a meaning and every word that you say you should say with all it's meaning - whether it's good or bad, nice or mean - words have meanings for a reason and if you are exchanging words with another person, your words mean something, and their words mean something and neither should be ignored.
Can words hurt you?