It's funny-how one word can change everything. One word can make the good memories fade away. One word can hurt more than a physical blow. One word can overtake your every thought. One word can consume you. One word can break you. It's funny how one word can destroy you, but one word can also set you free. I would rather be hit with sticks and stones- then ever have to hear that one word.
the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is a lie. It is something we say to gather strength and dignity after the words have already done their damage.