Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…
According to bullies over the years, this is me:
Unkind words hurt like a thousand cuts. Cuts that might seem superficial, but the wounds can be deep. They may never heal.
The worst trouble I’ve got myself into has been me trying to prove bullies wrong, that I’m not “square”.
Many of the above words were not said by school bullies. They were said to me in adulthood, by people who probably do not see themselves as bullies.