Sharp Words, Wounded Pride
Words are so powerful that they could even break strong armor or barriers. Beware, because anyone can have a tongue as sharp as a knife, which can inflict pain and leave a scar on anyone—something that might remind them of you for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes, those people who often say hurtful words are the ones who always receive the same treatment from others. Like some other bullies, they bully because they have experienced being bullied too. But that is not always the case. The best thing that anyone should really do is to watch their words and focus on controlling and resolving their anger issues. Because this is also what makes people throw painful words sometimes.
We are harmed by words flung at us because they induce us to question our beliefs, our abilities, our morals, and our overall acceptability. They are just said verbally, but the way we say it to someone else could stir and inflict a direct pain in the heart of the receiver. Insinuations hurt because we are unable to let them stand and maintain our self-esteem. As a result, we, as the person being told by hurtful words, are unable to stand up for ourselves because we are afraid of what the other person will think of us. We are afraid that the other person is right and that we are wrong.
Even if it's just in our minds, we need to have the willpower to reject its reality. For the simple reason that we all identify pain with certain phrases, some individuals utilize this to their advantage. It hurts when someone attempts to damage us using words that we've associated with bad memories, and when that happens, it's a lot worse. Punching someone in the face isn't enough. The pain is far worse than that.
Our self-images are challenged when we hear hurtful statements. It may be too damaging for our pride, but we must learn to understand the situation so we don't make it worse. They're a danger to us, but if we have a strong sense of self-worth, we are able to quickly dismiss any negative thoughts. When our confidence is low, though, they may cause serious harm and even lead to physical or verbal abuse.
Overall, people communicate by using words. The other methods are nonverbal in nature. We might be physically and psychologically disturbed by harsh words, but just because we experience it doesn't mean we have to do the same.
I suggest that we should pause and consider our words before saying anything absurd. When someone yells at us, the harsh and piercing words that come out of their lips pinch us. Similarly, when we speak to someone in a manner that is mocking, harsh, or pin-pointing, they feel humiliated. So we really have to watch out our words and learn to adjust in situations. Not all are in the same page as yours so choose to be kind instead.
Physical pain fades, but pain inflicted verbally leaves a scar in the heart and mind.