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Old 08-04-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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Sticks and stones will break my bones...

...but words will never hurt me? This is completely untrue. Words DO hurt...often more than "sticks and stones." Should we rethink teaching this to kids? Or should we leave them to believe that it is true?
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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Are you serious?

I think you are missing the point of that little jingle...
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Old 08-04-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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I've been hit by a stick, and it hurt, it left a cut, but it healed.

I once had a rock thrown at me and it cut my forehead right above my eye, left a small scar but rarely noticable.

They've all healed.

I can't remember why I had people want to hurt me, but that's beside the point.

But some of the scars given to me by words I'll take to my grave, in fact some have almost taken me there.
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:01 AM   #4
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I don't think the purpose of that little bon mote is to take any truth from it... I think it's just a retort to any tormentors that their words mean nothing to you. Which we all know is an absolute feckin' lie, but hey - never let 'em know they've hurt you, right?

Don't let the bastards grind you down....
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I think the lesson is to not let others control who you are by their own words. Sure words can hurt, and there are plenty of mean people, but we are not defined by what others say about us.
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Sticks and stones can break my bones, and words can leave a scar. Let's find ways to disagree that don't injure or mar.
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I think the lesson is to not let others control who you are by their own words. Sure words can hurt, and there are plenty of mean people, but we are not defined by what others say about us.
Mmhm.

The words can only bother you if you let them. Rise above the cruel remarks. Be the better person. Go on to do good things for yourself and others. That'll be more than enough to bug the cruel people.

And this is coming from someone who got made fun of quite often in school.

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I agree with nbcrusader and Moonlit_Angel...I think the intention is to teach kids not to let teasing get to them.
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BonoVoxSupastar's sig applies here.

But it is hard to phrase it that way for a 10-year old.
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I also had trouble with getting picked on when I was a kid. Oh, my goodness. I was the school "coodiebug". The other kids claimed I was giving them the coodies and I was a sensitive kid. Words can hurt a kid, trust me. I had to have alot of help dealing with the pain, that's how I got my first therapist. I still have to fight the bastards getting me down.
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luckily kids aren't that mean to me...they're fake nice so that they can get me to do all the work on a project or so they can cheat off me. generally I just roll my eyes and tell them to fuck off, it works quite well.
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I think it's definitely a good thing to believe in, although for many people it's far easier said than done. Especially at an age when their feelings are so raw.

And stupid kids at school, etc. are only part of the problem; it's much harder to protect yourself from the hurtful words coming from those people who are supposed to care about you, i.e., parents, siblings, sometimes so-called friends.
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And stupid kids at school, etc. are only part of the problem; it's much harder to protect yourself from the hurtful words coming from those people who are supposed to care about you, i.e., parents, siblings, sometimes so-called friends.
Yeah. The people I know well and care about are the ones whose words would have the most effect on me, if any. A random person says an insult, a kid at school makes a snide remark about me, it'll irritate me, but I'll also know that they don't know me, what they say isn't true, so I stew for a minute or two and then on with life I go.

But family and friends...obviously, I take their words to heart 'cause I care about them and everything, so an insult would bother me a bit more coming from them.

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I was a short and little tomboy (still am really ) and I would always let my fists do my talking...thankfully I look innocent enough and never got in trouble
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