The Power of Words

“She was fascinated with words. To her, words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combined with other words to create powerful spells.”
— Dean Koontz (Lightning)

I know people a lot of the time talk about the power of words and how it can change a person. It can.
However their words don’t mean anything unless we let them.

Everyone’s been called words; slut, ugly, bitch. At one point I cared what people thought of me, but now I really couldn’t care less.
I guess I’m writing this because today someone called me and I quote “hash tag ugly”and it brought back a memory a few years ago when this guy called me words and I cared, of course I fought back but most of the time it still hurt.

I’m writing this for a weird way of venting. I’m not the kind of person who likes discussing everything with a person because I don’t want the pity or the sympathy. People can tell you that they understand but they don’t and if they have it worse than you then you don’t want to bother them with your problems.

Behind these words are cowards- and they are truly pathetic people. I guess if your at a stage when you feel upset just think these people are pathetic people and you sure as hell don’t need their approval and honestly don’t want it.

You’re great the way you are and don’t need to change (tacky, I know, but true).
Thanks for reading

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Labels

“Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.”
― Martina Navratilova

It’s amazing, words. One word has so much power. Words have the power to hurt sometimes even kill. Who was the person who said sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? And seriously what was he/she smoking?
They affect everyone, people are branded like cattle because of these words. Ugly, stupid, bitch- everyone’s been called it and most of the time for no particular reason.

I honestly don’t believe in labelling people because I know what it feels like.
Labels, stereotypes, whatever you call them. It changes people after a while they it into these stereotypes and turn into these labels because they start to believe it. I’m not saying words are wrong but they can be used in a negative way.

Im a realist and I know that these labels will never stop but honestly don’t pay attention to them. I know it’s not easy especially if your in school because this is where they are most used. People can be vicious and if we forget about the people that bring us down then we can do whatever we want. I’m not saying its easy to but its worth a shot. If I was still scared about what people may say then I wouldn’t be writing this- I’m done being afraid.

Thanks for reading 😀