Words can hurt and words can heal.
And because words matter, many folk stories taught us exactly that.
Remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin?
Once upon a time, a greedy king asked a peasant girl to spin a bunch of straw into gold or he would kill her.
In her desperation, she accepted the help of a weird-looking, little man who would do the magic for her as long as she would give him her first-born baby.