“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
Such a strange saying. I always wondered even as a child why people used this sentence because it is an utter lie. Words have more of an impact than most incidents of physical abuse. Verbal abuse is extremely harmful. Most scars from physical abuse fade away but you carry away hurtful words with you your whole life. It leaves a mark on your heart and soul that can never be erased. It plays a big role in the person you become if it stems from childhood. Sadly, I don’t think the effects of verbal and mental abuse can ever be fully reversed.