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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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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Similar neurological pathways are activated for both emotional pain and physical pain. The proof is in the brainscans. 

Sticks and stones may tear and rend
But mind scars too need mending
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:iconsabrydfirework02:
SabryDfirework02 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
I still prefer physical pain... I get over it more easily... sigh
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:iconrandomawsomeness200:
RandomAwsomeness200 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
That's sadly true..I want people to stop insulting others. Saying something mean comes with a cost...:( (Sad) 
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:iconrayfan34:
Rayfan34 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
using
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:iconaskmelissa:
AskMelissa Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Using.
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:iconmavissilvermoon:
MavisSilvermoon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at least there's always a chance for physical scars to heal. 
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:iconsheloveskittens:
Sheloveskittens Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Mental pain really hurts more than physical pain....It really does.....
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconsnow-angei:
Snow-AngeI Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Sicks and stones may break my bones, but you don't have to break my bones to break me" - The Rhyme by Scratch21
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
True That Stamp by Mirz123
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:iconchildatheart5:
ChildatHeart5 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Hurtful words leave deeper scars than sticks and stones do. And those scars might never heal ...
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
I agree with that. I had someone say something very hurtful to me about my singing. Even though I knew I was rusty (I used to be in choir and sang solos, so my voice was good at one time), and I told them I was practicing to get better, it hurt me so much I will never sing again. I have tried and I simply can't. The person even came back and apologized, but the scars and hurt are so deep, I'll never recover.

Sorry to dump. Your comment just brought that to mind. Thank you for taking the time to comment. :hug:
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:iconchildatheart5:
ChildatHeart5 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
That's horrible. ;-;
It's ridiculous how people nowadays think that they get to say whatever they want and get away with it. It's like they aren't aware that other people have feelings too.
That person shouldn't have said that. It must have really hurt.

It's okay. :hug: And you're welcome~
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:iconbrihanna25:
brihanna25 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Words hurt mentally,then physically.
and that's the worst pain!😢
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Mental pain can be far worse than physical.
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:iconkatamariluv:
katamariluv Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truer words were never spoken. Dr. Phil, in fact, mentioned this very sentiment in a recent episode.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
That's interesting. And, yes, I believe this.
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:iconkatamariluv:
katamariluv Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very kind; I feel very much the same. :)
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:iconfrontiernexus:
frontierNexus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General 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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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
:O
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:icontorchu325:
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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:iconfirstarxoxpokemon:
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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:iconkmsandwich:
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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:iconmissnene1:
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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:iconladysomnambule:
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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:icongensamus:
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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:iconmirz123:
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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DoctorSiggy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student 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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:icondoctorsiggy:
DoctorSiggy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student 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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