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Friday, October 05, 2012

We live in a culture where lip-service is given to kindness, But people are actually rewarded for brutal one–upmanship, for crude criticism disquised as commentary, for verbal bullying on talk shows and Survivor-type competitions.

We all face bullying. It doesn't end after high-school. Children who bully become adults who bully - their coworkers, employees, and families.

Today, as I was walking my dachsund, I passed a man. He looked at me and said "You're a fat little pig aren't you?" then he grinned and said "I was talking about your dog." He was still grinning as he walked away.

I really needed to hear Jennifer Livingston's commentary today. Thank you, SimplyAbundant, for posting.

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    That's terrible. I guess we need to discount certain peoples comments. They are dealing with their own issues, so they probably need a little prayer too.
    2043 days ago
    Miss G lol...I probably would have said something to the man as well. He sounds like a sad person. emoticon
    2044 days ago
    @MissG ~ I ADORE your spirit!
    2051 days ago
    I 'm hot head enough I might have had to help the gentleman up from the ground but being polite I would have positively returned his grin. It takes jerks like that in our world to realize we need to treasure the good ones. emoticon
    2054 days ago
    I'm so sorry you had to run into that petty, vulgar, dim witted, mouth breathing Arse!

    Sending much love your way


    2054 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    Thanks for sharing!
    2054 days ago
    It never ceases to amaze me the audacity that some people have and the cruel intentions that seem to motivate their thoughts, words, and actions. Maybe it's because I keep expecting (and hoping) that we can all be a little better than our basest selves, that we can rise above pettiness and meanness and self-absorption and give each other kindness and encouragement instead. MISSG, I think you hit the nail on the head ~ these vicious comments, including the one aimed at you, JJARAMILO, are the result of people who think it somehow makes them better if they put other people down. If they only knew just the opposite is true. Bullies are the lowest common denominator of our species.
    2054 days ago
  • MISSG180
    People have a strange need to make themselves feel better by making others feel worse. The best thing we can do is refuse to give them that power.

    Though I admit that sometimes I seek a little revenge. One time when I was out walking with hubby a convertible with 5 boys ages 18-20 pulled up beside us and one of the boys yelled, "Hey, you have a fat ass!" The rest laughed and jeered.

    I just smiled sweetly at him, squeezed hubby's hand, and said, "True. But *I'm gonna get laid tonight."

    They all fell into horrified silence until the light changed and they sped away. emoticon
    2054 days ago
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