Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Nobody can hurt me without my permission. ~ Mohandas Gandhi

This is the first time I've ever heard this quote, however it did strike a chord within me. People have only has much power as you give them. Your dignity, your pride is inside of you and noone can trample on it without you laying it out there for them to do.

Take for example during slavery & segregation. If you look at the pictures from back then, even though the black people where oppressed and suffering, there was a proud stance to every single person in those photos. There was a quiet dignity that resisted even the most grave human mistreatment and that spirit still lives today.

Every human being has an inner spirit, and inner soul that thrives and survives all the rigors of this world. So even when our flesh can be hurt and blood be spilled, nothing---nothing can ever hurt our spirit.

Sticks and stones, chump. Sticks and stones....


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...I always thought that the sticks and stones phrase was absolute bollocks...but I guess if you're referring to pride and dignity it changes things. Personally, words hurt infinitely more than anything, but ONLY IF I love and care about you...so, I guess we agree...

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