Words are a powerful tool. Sometimes you may not be conscious of what you're saying or what you said, but you have no idea how big of an impact it may leave on a person. Some people say they don't mind hearing the truth, others are not so liberal.
I've been doing a lot of self-reflection this month. Is it cos of the stress? Lol. I know I haven't been the nicest person too but I am working on that. After being hurt by someone important to me, his words left such an impact on me that I feel I shouldn't be so mean with my tongue too. My principle is this - as long as you don't offend me, I won't be mean to you. Of course, it's different when it's friends insulting each other. You know they never mean it.
People think that they can get away with anything they say. I've had haters on askfm leaving hate comments because they THINK they're anonymous. But I know these people aren't my real friends, so I don't let it affect me. Recently I watched this video where in China, these juvenile prisoners have resorted to killing just because in their childhood their parents have said mean things to them like, "you're so stupid, so useless, why don't you go and die" etc. Hearing that from someone dear to your heart must really kill you... So they vented their anger physically. They say sticks and stones may break my bones, but words won't hurt me... I beg to differ. Words. That's the lethal source.
At the end of the day, your actions are what matters. I will work hard and prove these people wrong. I will show my affection more openly, not just through texts and statements. I want to be a nicer, kinder person and possibly curb my motor mouth XD So for those whom I might have unintentionally hurt, I'm sorry.. Here's a hug and high five!