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Topic: Sticks and Stones

The Power of Thought and Speech

The Thinker

The Thinker

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!”

It was the mantra of the days of my youth, and one I often used to defend myself when insulting words were hurled at me like snowballs in the winter. Without even knowing the psychology behind it, the truth was (and is still today) that words do indeed hurt.

Emotional pain can hurt just as much, if not more than, physical pains—just ask anyone who has suffered a broken heart from a failed relationship. «Read the rest of this article»


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