I really wish people would realize that when they say something cruel to someone, even if they mean to only get a rise out of that person in the moment

sometimes they’re thin skinned, and take it to heart

and those small biting hateful statements will be something they remember for years afterwards, long after the compliments are forgotten

and that eventually they will all pile up and turn into crippling self-hatred because the hurtful things that were said to the person become the image they have of themselves.