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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I remember there being a teacher somewhere teacher her students about bullying. She told them to take a paper and crumple it up. Then she told them to try and straighten it out. It was straight, but there were still marks on it. She said this was the result of bullying. You can say sorry and make things up, but you will have scarred that person for life.
I remember how the teachers tried to get all the kids to say that to the bullys when they say hurtful things as a way to counteract the bullying. The result? The bullys then asked if that meant they should start throwing sticks and stones instead
yeah, that was a bit of a shock when I heard the bullies asking if they should switch to sticks and stones, they never did use sticks and stones though, so that's good . The only difference between what the teachers where getting us to say and this stamp is the last line, instead of saying "words can hurt ...", the teachers told us to say "words will never hurt me".
Funny thing is that in all my years of school, and I have completed year 12, there wasn't much that really hurt me, verbally or physically. But on the internet I have found words to be quite hurtful.
ok, my story is that most of the time i mind my manners and try to do my job of going to school, getting good grades, and just trying to get along with most people. last week, however, my mom throws me under the bus about two grades. she called me lazy, that i don't apply myself, that she's sick of wasting her time on me, i'm unappreciative, and i should just drop the IB Program right now and go live with my "loser" dad, literally threatening to kick me out of her life. further mor, she gets home at 9:30, has the nerve to order me upstairs and further reprimand me and drain my sanity and self esteem, grounds me from practically everything [not going to lie, but she can just take stuff from me all she wants and i won't be bitter about it], and just when i thought i'd be able to try and go back to my usual routine, the yelling continues the next morning, and this time to add insult to injury, has the guts to compare me to the two jackasss responsible for Columbine High. i've seen a counselor at my school, i've expressed this to my art teacher, ad both of them agree that my mom just can't see how lucky she is that she has me. if only i ould be patched up just as quickly as i got torn apart...
if you read this, that's cool, if you didn't, that's fine too.
I read all my messages and I thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me and comment. I feel so sorry when I hear stories like yours. As a mother, I try so very hard to support my kids. I'm really sorry you have to go through that.
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More