Tuesday, February 28, 2012

qod: sticks and stones

"People say sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you.

But that's not true.

Words can hurt.

They hurt me.

Things were said to me that I still haven't forgotten."

- Demi Lovato

I love this. It is so true. Your words will impact people, so be careful how you use them. Someone may seem unphased and brush things off, but you never really know what they are feeling.

Remember: it is amazing what someone can hide by putting on a smile.

Just be careful, because sometimes we joke around - and things seem like they are funny.. But you never know, the jokes you are saying are probably at someone's expense, and that person might get really hurt by them. Even if they are acting like its funny and you are doing it in a completely friendly way.

And if you ARE the butt of a joke, and it is hurting you - say something. Because if you don't it will keep happening, and over time you may begin to resent those people saying those jokes. And those people probably don't mean any real harm. They probably think it is good hearted and funny. But if it hurts, it hurts. Simple as that. So just, say something. You can't expect people to know what you are feeling if you don't show them... right?

Sticks and stones may break your bones.. But words can break your heart.

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