Cutting Remarks Or Wise Remarks

You are familiar with the children’s nursery rhyme “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never break me.”
Well, it’s not really true. It sounds good but, words do hurt. They can hurt a lot. Has there been someone in your life that would constantly cut you down? Maybe you took it for a long time but eventually, you likely confronted the person and told them to lay off.
Words do hurt.
Proverbs 12:18 says, “Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.”
I have experienced the “cutting remarks” of people and possibly you have as well. There are some people who are constantly cutting other people down. Some times, someone can be quick-witted and they love a verbal battle.
But, when someone does that, it really means they are insecure. They are unhappy so, to get attention or to make themselves feel better, they cut other people down.
If you do that, I encourage you to stop it, friend. It’s wrong to constantly cut other people down. Our words are supposed to build others up, not constantly belittle them. If you do that all the time, you are probably insecure or unhappy. But stop tearing others down.
There is an old saying, “It takes no size to criticize.” That statement is true and powerful.
Now, someone may ask, “what do I do if I’m around someone like that?” First, in a nice, loving way… pull them aside and tell them to stop. Tell them if that’s all they can say about you, they need to keep their mouths shut.
If that doesn’t work, say something to your boss or supervisor. If that doesn’t work, you may consider asking for a transfer or look for another job.
No one should go through life constantly being belittled.

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