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People’s words can be a curse. While one can take this to extremes, I think it is true that by speaking certain words habitually, or in a traumatizing way, we can send messages to ourselves and to others that in a sense bypass our conscious control and affect us profoundly without our consent.

Someone may say to a child over and over, “You’re no good. You’ll never be any good,” and they may as well have cursed that child.

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