Sticks And Stones

Reading reports of “workplace bullying” increasing, we have to ask ourselves is what we are doing working?

Personally, I don’t think it is.

What would happen if we started telling people that what someone says about you doesn’t really matter?

Remember that old saying we used to repeat as kids?

Sticks and stones may break my bones, though names will never hurt me.

Despite what people say, words don’t really hurt.

Don’t believe me.

Tell me, which one would you choose.

5 minutes of being called the meanest things anyone has ever said to you.

Or, 5 minutes of being hit?

I can tell you which one I would choose.

Being a fan of the Stoic philosophy, I will leave you with this quote from Seneca.

Who am I, that it should be a crime to shock my ears?

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