“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…”
But what about images? videos?
The ability to feel has its downsides. Thankfully, anti-bullying movements have made efforts to monitor these downsides to. But I wonder, when did we as humans give other people (non-self) so much power over emotion? This power is an invisible force holding onto you with no tangible explanation- only emotion. Think about that, when someone deliberately does something to get a reaction from you (i.e. Facebook post, Instagram picture, Snap Chat video etc.) and you, in turn, react – who really controls who in that situation?