The saying ” sticks and stones may break my bones but words may never harm me” is quite false. Negative comments have a greater impact than you think, words of negativity tend to stick with children and for that matter adults. Comments such as ” you’ll amount to nothing”, are comments kids tend to believe especially when repeatedly told. Your sub conscious starts to believe the negative and you start to believe those thoughts. When you are being negative to someone you are actually being violent to that person.
Have you watched the news lately, to many acts of violence is going on and it starts with words. If more people followed their mothers advice.” If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all“. It takes 100 “good jobs” to erase 1 negative remark. Try giving encouraging words to your children, spouse, colleagues, co worker, or that waiter that got your meal. Have a good day.Your friendly neighborhood carpet cleaner