Word are just that, words. We as a people have created the meanings to those words. We make them good or bad. We let them lift us up or allow them to hurt us. Remember a rhyme from our childhood “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
Harsh words are usually spoken by those who are frustrated. WE choose to allow them to hurt us or we can laugh. Words only hurt, make us cringe, or laugh if you let them. Choose to laugh.
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind