You have probably heard the old saying, “sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Wrong! It’s because words have such a powerful effect that we devise defenses against them. If words truly did not matter we wouldn’t put as much emphasis on the power of words.
Negative Words are Damaging
Negative words can be more damaging than a stick or stone breaking a bone. A broken bone will heal within a few months, but a damaging word can cause pain for a lifetime. Think about the young man that was continually told he was going to be like his sorry no good father. [Read more…]