Please break my bones, just don’t insult me

sticks and stones

Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.

Justin Timberlake

It’s not true what we were told as children was it?

Being called a Name hurts.

I’ve been fortunate to break a few bones in my life.

I can tell you now.

It doesn’t hurt that much.

Wrap my ankle or arm up in bandages, I’m okay in a few weeks.

Repeatedly put me down and insult me – that hurts for a lot longer.

I’ve carried wounds from words for decades.

It takes a while to sink in :

Don’t take the phrase literally

What our parents really meant was this :

Pretend it doesn’t hurt otherwise it will get worse.

Obviously then our parents hit us.

Well, we must have done something to deserve it right?

(Joke for the older among us when hitting your children was normal!)

But if you say :

Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me

It proves that you were hurt.

It will get worse for you. You’re now their favorite target.

So should we :

Take arms against a sea of insults and by opposing end them?


ORย  ย Copy me and Say this :

Please punch me in the face

No-one ever took me up on the offer.

Obviously people punched me randomly but never when I asked them first.

If people act hurt or pretend not to be, that’s easy to deal with.

If they’re faced with a MAD, turkey nutso bananas guy –

They’re not sure what category to put you in.

They back away slowly.

If someone asks you to be punch them in the face, remember they’re not so dumb.


Slight downside

I took it a little too far, asking everyone to punch me.

The institution wasn’t too bad,actually.

It gave me time to improve my methods.

Have you seen my toes?

See. You don’t know how to respond to that,right?

The institution worked.


Tim Willows Additional Thoughts

It reminds me of when I actually did get punched back when I was into the wisdom of Solomon

Quote Note

I can guarantee Justin Timberlake has said all those words. I just arranged the order he used them to get the quote.

26 thoughts on “Please break my bones, just don’t insult me

  1. You made a very good point there…I’ve never broken a bone, but I can confirm that a punch in the face doesn’t hurt for long. Insightful post…expect a call from Oprah.

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  2. I donโ€™t remember having any bones broken by stick or stone, I do remember a school age party whereby I broke my own bone on falling over in a drunken stupor.
    Cut out the middle man and save my opponent having to find stone or stick.
    I was considerate like that.

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  3. I’m reminded of one of my favorite childhood cartoons, Hey Arnold. There is an episode where he’s challenged to a fight, and he acts crazy, nutso bananas! to get out of it. I’ve always wanted to try that.

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