The pen is indeed mightier than the sword. Sometimes harsh and cruel words can leave a mental and psychological scar for a long time and possibly for life. A punch fades away and is quickly forgotten. Indeed, a lot of us are mentally strong, no matter what is said to us! But sometimes cruel words linger within our psyche. Therefore we must choose our words carefully. Cruel and hateful words should have no room in our being. The pen is mightier than the sword. Namaste.