Have you seen this video?
I watched this video last night with a friend, and half of the time I couldn’t even speak. This happened 20 minutes away from me. TWENTY. MINUTES. I am so disgusted there aren’t even words for it.
The word “bullying” has so many ideas tied to it: children, taunting, and generally being young and silly. This is wrong, people. One thousand. percent. wrong. There are so many reasons that bullying happens, whether someone has deep-rooted unhappiness, fear, or despair, and takes it out on others. This woman did nothing. Nothing.
I would like to take this opportunity to make you think for a few minutes. To think about how you interact with others, and why you interact with them that way. At home, in the workplace, with friends. What are the factors in your life that make you respond to certain situations differently? How you see others? How you see yourself?
The bullying stops now. We are a town, a state, a country, a world of people that all have problems. We all have stressors, sadness, and reasons for us to be unhappy sometimes. It’s not right, but that’s how it is. What needs to change is how we channel that unhappiness. How we interact with others, what we say, and how we say it. What changes now, is you. All of us. Me. The world we live in will only change once we all start to change ourselves. That’s the bottom line. These children may have done their part, but we all do our part in some way, everyday.
As our parents’ children, as siblings, as friends, as lovers, and as parents, we set an example for the next generation. I was bullied in elementary school, middle school, high school, and now at work. It’s not easy being on either side. Stand up for yourself, and stand up for others who can’t do it themselves.
This stops now. The world needs more love, and this is your time to start giving it.
So much love and xo’s,