Black People : Sticks and stones may break my bones

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  1. lovealexandria

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    "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"

    Is this not the lie of the centry? Words are one of the most hurtfull things in the universe. I have been bullied and have done the bulling at times so I know how words can effect people. Words have the power to start and stop wars, make people laugh or commit suiside. I believe that this phrase teaches kids to not take resposibility for what they say to people and tells the victoms that it is their fault for being hurt by the words. Now, I know we all have to take resposibility for not letting other people push our buttons but, the resposibility is not one sided. We also have to teach the kids to think about what they say to people. The truth is low self-esteem or not words get to us sometimes. You can shrug it off all you want but, having to hear the same negative words (for kids and adults) repededly does weaken the spirit a bit. Some are better than dealing with it than others but we can't dismiss the "others" as too weak or too sensitive. If we are loving the people around us we have to meet people where they are, strong or sensitive. If you are a sensitive person and you know it then you should take steps to learn to handle situations better and boost your self-esteem. In the mean time we have to deal with people on their level the best we can and not make sensitive people feel bad about it. If your a stronger person well that's great! Be a good strong example for those who need more help.
     
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    lovealexandria,


    Well, well, well...bout time somebody take this bull by the horns and you certainly have lovealexandria, lol...for real. This is the lie of the century as you say. In fact, its probably the greatest lie ever told. Yes, this is a new turn around...keep it coming my sister friend, Peace In.

     
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    Thanks Clyde, I was just walking my dog near the elementary school in my neiborhood and a group of kids was making fun of one girl. And I mean they were ripin on her bad. It was obvious that she could hear them and when she reacted by crying the other kids told her that she was too sensitive. It just made me a little angry.
     
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    I feel you lovealexandria,


    And the killing part is, once you release the words, you cannot get them back, even if you didn't mean what you said. That's just how penetrating words are, they cut to the core.


     
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    The tongue is like a sword.

    But have you ever been hit with a stone, I mean a REALLY big stone, them things hurt if it catches you in the eye!

     
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    yeah right, Goliath knows though, lol



     
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    words can be very damaging / hurtful , it's one of the biggest lie ever imbeded into
    human society
     
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    If it angered you then you should have done something about it

    just a suggesstion.... u see injustice and u handle it peacefully

    and yes, this is what i do

    i'm the chick stopping in front of peoples' house beepin askin them why they child is ridin top speed down the driveway on a bike into the street

    i'm the chick stopping in the subway station askin the black cop to not hit the young black man with the stick, peacefully

    my children are popular (2 sons) and I teach them to take those children that the other kid's pick on under their wing... couple of yrs ago a woman actually had to meet me.. her daughter was tall, goofy u know when ur coordination hasn't actually caught up with ur height, and she said the my son was the only child that treated her child like a human, and could i please ask if he would continue to be her friend.....

    he was happy to let me know that he made sure she was in his group

    Just sayin..

    only way u gon feel better is if u do something about it

    it don't have to be big.....

    just a quick minute to talk with em, and u'd be surprised 1 otta 100 is disrespectful

    and alot of the time they need the attention-

    u do it enough and u gotta hide when the lemonade truck come -

    peace
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    Very well said and an important message/lesson for all of us.

    To humble oneself to apologize for an insult to another is a true sign of character and integrity.
     
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    And with this, I do apologize for offending you my sister friend, cherryblossom, to save the character and integrity issue and to clear the heart.

     
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