Sticks And Stones Will Never Hurt Me Essay

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” is a saying that implies that what others say should not have any effect on you since it is not a physical action. Although it does not hurt the recipient physically, it does leave a mark mentally. What others say can have a lasting effect, its effects can last for moments before it is quickly forgotten or remain in the back of the recipient's mind for years to come. Although names can be ignored and disregarded, it is easier said than done. Even small comments can have a long-term effect. For instance, when someone points out something out that's embarrassing, the remarks vary from person to person. Perhaps it's a bit of acne or a weird laugh, but most people don't mean…show more content…
I was also a victim of my peers' ridicule and criticisms. I didn't think that there was anything wrong with me until they started talking behind my back. They called me ugly and stupid. I was surprised as to how cruel kids could be. At first, I was in disbelief. I couldn't see how I was any different. Eventually, I started to see my own flaws. I noticed my uneven skin, my crooked teeth, my body hair, my small eyes and my thin lips. I realized that I didn't look like my peers or the models on television. And I probably never would no matter how hard I tried. I still have these feelings from time to time. In my situation, the results were not as drastic, but I have friends who have experienced the tragic outcomes. My close friend was bullied when he was younger. He developed depression as the harassment continued and had to take medication to cope. He became addicted to his medication and tried to overdose. Fortunately, he is still alive but battles against his depression daily. "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." shouldn't be used again when confronted by name-calling. It does not resolve the deeper issues that come with bullying. Instead, we should teach kids to stop teasing but spread love. We should show children that our differences should be embraced rather than
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