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!