What’s in a name?
‘Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you’. have you heard those words before? My guess is a resounding yes.
True words don’t break bones, but they can have a massive negative impact on a person for days, years or decades.
When I was 4, it was my grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary. It was a big dinner and my Dad was a man around town and thought he was pretty good. As he was speaking he said something that was not true. I don’t remember what it was. What I do remember is getting a humungous hiding.
What my four-year-old mind took from that was –
What I have to say is not important
It is not safe to speak up
He told a lie and I got into trouble for pointing it out.