Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Once you label me

'Sticks and stones (and bricks) may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.'

'This children's taunt was first listed in 'Folk Phrases of Four Counties' by G.F. Northall in 1894, and is first attested in the United States in 'Miss Lindsey' by S.G. Gibbons.'

I never really liked this adage. Of course, words and slurs and teases and taunts can hurt... especially for children and teens and.... even adults.

Soren Kierkegaard said, "Once you label me you negate me."

This is my submission to Magpie Tales this week around a photo prompt.