When I was growing up, there was an old saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me." But hurtful words DO harm people's feelings and leave some of them with a complex. As a child, if I could have shaved my hair off and started all over again, I would have (thank God I didn't!!) But ignorance isn't just displayed by kids who don't know better, there are a lot of adults who are insensitive to the feelings of others. I'm so glad that after spending most of my childhood (and early adult years) not liking my hair, I can finally say out loud I LOVE MY CURLS!! Thanks naturallycurly.com for helping me to embrace them.