“Oh, be careful little mouth what you say. Oh be care little ears what you hear.”
Yes this is a children’s song that many people sang but NEVER REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO THE WORDS. What we say has never mattered more than it does today. Lives are being ruined and even taken because of what someone said.
“sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you”
IS A LIE!!! WORDS not only hurt, the can kill.
“9-Year Old Girl Commits Suicide After Months of Being Bullied at Her School”
“Mississippi 6th grader commits suicide over bullying”
Words can and do hurt. With this knowledge, humans need to make better choices. Parents must do a better job of teaching their children that words DO hurt. Let us use our words to encourage and not discourage. We have seen too many lives destroyed via tweets. The most distressing thing about this is the main TWEETER is the TWIT in the Whitehouse.
Do you think about what you say? There is a book that reads,
“death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Think about what it really means when someone says the phrase
“Son of a B . . . h.”
They are referring to your Mother who may the sweetest person in the world. Have you ever used this reference for someone you did not like? Well, it is not talking about the person you are directing your anger toward now is it? I’ m not trying to get preachy but people need to stop and think before words flow forth out of their mouths. Stop the bullying. Teach compassion and empathy. When we all know better, we must all do better. Be that change.