David Melson

Angry hopes go too far

Posted Monday, February 8, 2010, at 9:11 AM
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  • Since I was a child I've often heard - "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Some of the worst hurts I've ever experienced were WORDS spoken in anger. It's impossible to take back the words once they are spoken.

    -- Posted by reilly on Mon, Feb 8, 2010, at 9:58 AM
  • I agree, Reilly. Words have hurt me more than any physical harm.

    We as a society need to take a step back, calm down, and look at things from the other person's point of view. We don't know the whole story, but we are so fast to come to conclusions, and to judge. Sometimes we think we know everything! =)

    I still stick with, "Do unto others, as you have them do unto you."

    -- Posted by Mary on Mon, Feb 8, 2010, at 10:19 AM
  • Mary,

    I'm afraid that our modern society no longer values the meaning of the golden rule, but instead embraces the idea of "Do unto others as they WOULD do unto you.....but do it to them first". A pat on the back in our society may not always be a nice thing, but rather an attempt to find a soft spot in which to put a knife. If this sounds a little harsh, then so be it, life is what it is, and I don't try to sugarcoat it. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck....

    -- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Mon, Feb 8, 2010, at 11:33 AM
  • Reilly I agree i have had some horrid things said on blogs by very uncaring people.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 7:42 PM
  • Abraham Lincoln once said..."Man is a master over the thoughts within his head and a slave to the ones that leave his mouth."

    Words can break a heart or mend one. Use them carefully.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Feb 13, 2010, at 11:00 AM
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