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Sticks and Stones Stamp by Mirz123 Sticks and Stones Stamp by Mirz123
This is a stamp I have been wanting to make for months, but wasn't really sure how to emotize it. Anyhow, I think it gets the point clear.

I don't believe we should be chained emotionally to what people think or say about us. However, the truth of the matter is that words CAN hurt. They can destroy someone's self-esteem, wound them deeply, particularly if the person saying the words is important to you. That is why there is something called verbal abuse and non-physical bullying.

Anyhow, I know I am way over-sensitive, but it really is hard to hear sometimes, "oh, just suck it up and get over it." It really isn't that easy sometimes.

So, remember, before you say something mean to someone online (and IRL), remember there is another person on the other side of the computer screen who has feelings, too.

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:iconfrontiernexus:
frontierNexus Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words are merely the smallest element of language capable of containing meaning in isolation and as such could never directly produce the 4000 newtons of force per square inch required to break bones."
-Michael Stevens

*gets fus ro dah'd off a cliff*
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Torchu325 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think an episode of Fairly OddParents said it best.
"Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will leave psychological wounds that will never heal."
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:icontorchu325:
Torchu325 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cartoons. They'll only be logical when they feel like it. And they usually never feel like it.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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firstarxoxpokemon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
At least broken bones heal within a few months, harsh words can be trapped in your head for years depending on how sensitive your feelings are.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Very true. :hug:
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:iconsteelelover132:
steelelover132 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this describes me because I am a sensitive girl :)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Me, too. :hug:
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:iconsteelelover132:
steelelover132 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not much anymore................



XD
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There has always been the word that words hurt more then being hit, which is to true, you can heal completely from a wound, but words will always leave a deep scar. And my heart is like from a war zone.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconrandomemaster360:
randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks !
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KMsandwich Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
sticks and stones may break my bones but you have to throw them first!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconkmsandwich:
KMsandwich Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
XD
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missnene1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I like it!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
:iconthankyoutextplz:
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:iconmissnene1:
missnene1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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LadySomnambule Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After having a text fight with my dad's girlfriend last summer, I definitely agree with this. It doesn't hurt me much anymore, it just makes me dislike her a lot, but it DID hurt.

At least internet trolls don't bother me. If anything, they either make me laugh at how stupid they sound or facepalm because what they say isn't true or I didn't understand any of what they're saying. :facepalm:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Words hurt so much. Emotional scars can run far deeper than real physical ones.
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:iconraiko898:
raiko898 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student Writer
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but my fist will break your f*cking nose.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:nuu:

:giggle:
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:iconraiko898:
raiko898 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Writer
Actual quote. Seriously.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
LOL
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GenSamus Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh so true. 18 years later, I'm still haunted by my tormenters from middle school in my head. To this day, I still can't tell apart from light hearted fun from malicious humor since I'm always exposed to the latter. Thus developed a sort of a bad habit of assuming the worst in people and a hard time trusting people. Though in the present, I'm still trying to better myself and not have my past a big impact on my present life.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I hear you. I'm in my 40s (gasp) and the taunts when I were in school still sting. It's so hard to deal with that and not have some scars.
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ThetaSigmaIV Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sticks and Stones may break my bones, 
And whatever you say will only fuel my lungs! 

*breathes fire everywhere* BAAAHHHHHH
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:nuu:

:giggle:
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:iconthetasigmaiv:
ThetaSigmaIV Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconbubblegumw:
BubblegumW Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can break my heart
And there is no surgery for a broken heart 
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
:iconseriousnodplz:  True that.
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YakkoWarner44 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
this happens to me basically all the time.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
:iconcomfortplz:
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RekaTheAmazingTaco Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words of a troll may never hurt me.
However, other words that truly mean it,
can pain me quite a lot.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
That is so very true. :o
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:iconastralguardian70775:
AstralGuardian70775 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art
Words can sting, like anything
But silence breaks the heart."
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
That is very true, too. Sadly. :iconsadnodplz:
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:iconastralguardian70775:
AstralGuardian70775 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsadhugplz:
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SKuRRly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Artist
"PEOPLE SHOULDN'T GET OFFENDED BY HURTFUL OR MEAN THINGS PEOPLE SAY. GROW THICKER SKIN!!!"

Then why the fuck should somebody want to be mean or hateful to somebody in the first place? Especially over something they can't help.

People forget that there are two sides to that kind of situation. 
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me how people will justify being mean.  No, it's wrong. I don't care what they say. Being an ass is still being an ass.
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ghost-cryptic-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've been going through a similar pain. Ever since 5th grade everyone started to laugh at me for liking certain things (it started with me liking the Terminator movies, and went on to me liking the Assassin's Creed games in 7th grade [im in 10th grade but this still happens!]). I don't know why everyone had some kind of grudge against me I mean there are other people in my school who like those stuff why am I getting the hate?! :(

And at home it's even worse. My family loves me and all, but I can't take their cruel jokes they play on me. I fell in love with the actor Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead a month ago and since my cousin really loves him, everyone thinks ill steal him from her. I mean c'mon I'm not allowed to like him too??!! :(


Why can't there be nice people in the world is a mystery to me
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Aww, I'm so sorry to hear things are hard for you. I think it's wrong that people play such cruel jokes. They don't realize how much they hurt.  ANd I agree, you can like an actor too. That's silly.

Anyhow, I hope things get better for you. :hug:
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ghost-cryptic-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks :hug:
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patchy-fan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a similar quote to say: Wounds heal, but hurtful words, don't go away...
In other words hurtful words stay in your head looping over and over like a broken record.
just sayin
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Thanks for sharing. :heart:
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:iconjobunter:
JoBunter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can break hearts.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Yes. And a broken heart takes a lot longer to heal than a bone. :iconsadnodplz:
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:iconacidvenomizer:
AcidVenomizer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
When a person says sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,
Hack into them with a sword entitled Words.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
:iconseriousnodplz:
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