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Think Before We Speak There is a saying sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me This saying means a person can hurt another person physically by punching or kicking him but an individual will never hurt him physically with words A truer way of saying it would be Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will really hurt me This phrase emphasizes that verbal criticism hurts more than physical pain because it makes us feel that were not valuable or we are not as good as others around us There are so many people who have been hurt by others dreadful words I know this to be true because I have witnessed a person who committed suicide due to anothers fearful words I also know a girl who starved herself to death due to her mothers awful words and a guy who always regret for saying I hate you to his mother When someone jokes around by calling his friends fat or ugly shell never knows that the ones being teased take it very seriously Sticks and stones will break our bones but words will really hurt us because we start to believe that the words are true When I was a freshman at Santiago High School I met a really friendly guy by the name of Tony who was seventeen years old and was teased by everyone I felt really sad for him because I knew that he didnt have any close friend I couldnt do anything because I fear that others will start to tease me once I get close to Tony like the way they teased Tony That was the biggest mistake that I had made in my life I wasnt really close with him because most of my friends didnt like him They like others were making fun of him and saying bad things about the way he smelled They called
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