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  • Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can never hurt me.

  • Wrong.

  • See, there is a story of a major league baseball player who's speaking to inmates in prison.

  • One of the inmates asks him, "How did you become a professional ballplayer sir?" to which he says...

  • You know, I think it started when I was a boy.

  • I would play catch with my dad, and he would always say: "You keep throwing the ball like that son and you'll end up in the major leagues one day."

  • You keep swinging a bat like that, son, and you'll end up in the major leagues one day.

  • And here I am, a professional ballplayer.

  • The room became quiet, and the inmate who asked the question he said, you know, the same thing happened to me when I was a boy.

  • My father told me that I was good for nothing and that one day I would end up in prison and here I am.

  • Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.

  • Wrong.

  • See, words can cut deeper and fester longer than any sword known to man.

  • I still haven't forgotten what they told me as a kid, the teasing, the insecurities that they created.

  • Have you?

  • Consider the story of a little girl.

  • She's in the grocery store with her mother, and she drops a bottle of milk onto the floor breaking it.

  • The mother says: "You stupid child, why did you do that?"

  • Consider the story of another little girl who's in the grocery store with her mother.

  • She drops the bottle of milk onto the ground, breaking it, and this mother says, "That was a very stupid thing you did."

  • Which child do you think will grow up to have a healthier self-image and more self-confidence?

  • The one who was called stupid or the one whose action was called stupid.

  • See, it is important to be mindful of the words that we use to our friends, our families, our loved ones and strangers.

  • Because sticks and stones can break our bones but words can break our hearts.

  • And if we're not careful, it can shatter our dreams.

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  • And lastly, don't forget this, make each breath count, peace.

Sticks and stones can break our bones, but words can never hurt me.

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    Annie Chien posted on 2020/06/06
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