You’d be naïve to think that bullies only exist on the playground. That the adult world we all inhabit is void of individuals who need to show their dominance over others in order to feel superior and strengthen their own insecurities.
Sadly they’re all around us – on the front pages of our newspapers, in our government agencies and in the places we live and work.
Here’s something important to remember though: bullies are nothing more than cowards whose only way to cope with their lack of self-esteem is to verbally and many times abusively attack others. You would think as adults we would learn the harmful effects such behaviors can have on others, but then again most bullies simply don’t know any other way to live – or should I say to survive.
I suspect many of us have been “bullied” at one point or another – to varying degrees. It can be difficult to overcome and rationalize for those possessing character and compassion in their hearts. How people can be so utterly disrespectful to another human being is incompressible to me. But it’s important to remember this (I love this quote)…
“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” – Chris Colfer