Aaahh, the innocence of youth. Running around playing their games. Casting off personal attacks on their character by simply stating “sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Sometimes I wish I were back in the day, living life in such blissful naivety. But someday they too will grow up and find out that words really can hurt you, “It’s time for your colonoscopy” “That vase was priceless” “Was that you who put that scratch in my Harley?!” When you go into your bosses office and see an empty box sitting on his desk and he says to you “I suppose you’re wondering why I called you in here” you find out real quick just how painful words can really be.
So stay young my little friends, don’t let your innocent youth be washed away by cynical age or words like “we’re from the government and we’re here to help” will take on a whole different meaning. And believe me, it won’t be good.