Reader Feedback: Kotoura-San and Unclean Mouths – What Words Have Crushed Your Spirit?

I should never have given birth to you.

As quoted by Highway of Sushi Go Kart, this horribly hurtful phrase spoken to Haruka by her mom in episode one of Kotouro-san begins a spiral downward for the previously kind and bubbly girl.  There are few things more hurtful than condemning words from a parent, and particularly an exclamation as full of venom as this.

Our words are painful, and as Manabe infers, those who say such things or act in such ways were probably rotten to begin with.  Jesus states something similar:

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’

– Matthew 15:18 (NIV)

I’d like you, the readers, to use the comment area below as you’d like – as a confession, a discussion, a release, or in any other way.  If willing, tell us a painful utterance you’ve muttered, or one directed toward you that’s been painful – whether from a parent or anyone else.  Feel free to comment anonymously if it’s more comfortable.

And thank you for sharing!

TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

5 thoughts on “Reader Feedback: Kotoura-San and Unclean Mouths – What Words Have Crushed Your Spirit?

  1. I can’t think of anything specific from my parents, but I know my tongue is sometimes venomous. I’ve already said a few things to my youngsters that I regret, and I want to better control myself so that I don’t need to ask for forgiveness for a silly (but painful) mistake that’s already done.

    1. It’s difficult to hold back. I know I should more often remind myself of Jesus’ words equating hateful words with murder.

  2. Usually, this happens when I’m particularly jovial. Eventually, I say something insensitive or asinine–occasionally a sharp remark which I regret–in order to get a laugh out of somebody. I seem to be more on guard when my mood is sour.

    1. I think this might be true for a lot of people. I used to be a bit like this, though I think my age has made me more satisfied with keeping my mouth shut, even when I want to express my feelings – at least in public.

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