Why Words Will Never HURT You!

Don's Golden Nuggets
2 min readFeb 11, 2022

There’s a saying I used to hear as a kid: “𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘮𝘦.” 🙌

It’s a saying I still remind myself of today. 🙂

But there seems to be a HUGE misunderstanding these days about this saying. ⚠️

People respond, “𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘦! 𝘖𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵! 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘰𝘣𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨!” 💔

Of course! I’m not disagreeing with that. 👍

Words indeed have power. We indeed should be mindful of what we say and how we communicate it. I agree 100%! 💯

But this saying doesn’t deny the power of words either. 🙌

Rather, this saying is used as a mantra by people like myself to DIFFUSE the power words carry in the first place. 🗡️

This saying is a reminder that in spite of the initial pain I feel from the words of another I refuse to allow their words to sink in any deeper. I refuse to allow their words to take up any more space in my psyche. 🛡️

This saying is a reminder to transform our response from being emotionally reactive to stoically proactive. 💪

🌟 If words didn’t hurt, we wouldn’t need a saying like this in the first place! 🌟

Unfortunately, it seems in our modern age we’ve forgotten the importance of this saying. 😔

It seems people now take this saying way too literally and forget its original purpose. 😞

Perhaps it’s time we stopped throwing out the baby with the bathwater and revisited this stoic wisdom here before us. 🙂

While we can’t make our bones any stronger than they are now, our mind is the one part of ourselves we can always continue to strengthen every day! ❤️

With time and practice, I promise you, there will come a time when you hear the words of another, words that used to make your blood oil, words you used to take so personally…and find that emotional charge practically gone! 🧘♂️

I’m not saying getting to this place is easy. But from personal experience I can tell you that once you get there, you’ll see how easy it is to keep going back to that point over and over again. You’ll feel invincible! ❤️

Don’t give up your power! You got this! 💪

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