No one lives in a glass house. We all have our flaws to which no one has the right to take it upon themselves to berate someone else on their flaws. Until we become a society that can first start by loving ourselves and then loving the ones around us for who they are and what they contribute to our small little world, the bulling will just continue and get worse as time goes by. Only making a divide amongst us all bigger and bigger.
It starts with me, and hopefully from there it can spread to anyone who's live I happen to pass by. Chin up to anyone who has had to personal deal with any type of belittling. I personal have not, at least not to my face, had to deal with this. But if I had to I would let it roll and move on because if that person didn't like one thing about my outside appearance there would be something else they would pick up on to try and bring me down. That's just the type of person they are. They don't love themselves so to make them feel better about what is eating them up they have to lash out on others, or join the "band" wagon on some other front in making others feel down on themselves. Seeing a stranger on the street, we have no idea what struggles that person has had to face and challenges they have defeated to get to be at that point in their live. Good or bad it doesn't matter, we have not right to judge at a first glance that we happen to know everything about that person.
I love this site and all the support it gives and all the very helpful people I have meet. I may not ever get a chance to meet them face to face but they are in my thoughts almost everyday.
Well said, Libby! I too agree that we don't know the struggles others are going through. The people who "put down" others probably have low self esteem. They have almost a need to put others down, in order to make themselves feel better about themselves. And then there are those who think its funny and want to be popular at others expense. And those who laugh right along with are enabling the bully. It's all so sad. 1221 days ago