Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me. My mother taught me that saying when I was a kid. The point she was making was that people can and will say what ever they want. It is their right to express their opinion no matter what it might be but while I didn’t have to agree or even listen, I didn’t have the right to be offended.
Apparently, from what I can tell, most other moms weren’t teaching the same lesson because everybody seems to be offended by everything now. That’s unfortunate because we are losing our ability to think, formulate independent ideas, and argue constructively which makes us ignorant, weak, and a whole lot less interesting. Come on people, toughen up.
Thanks mom…for this and a lot of other things.