posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:56 AM
As I've caught up on the last few pages of this thread, I am struck my a few things....First to the poster that shared her story about being assulted
and humilated by that group of boys, and also had her father wish her dead, My God, my heart just broke for you
and I completely agree harrassment
and assult should be illegal...as I have stated earlier I don't think words should be mandated by the government.
The main point I would like to make though is about how important family and friends are in supporting each other....we can weather any storm/ words a
bully may throw our way if we know we are Loved...lol...trust me I didn't come from the Brady Bunch type of family, Irish / Italian....we can be hot
heads and say hurtful things...but Love and empathy always win at the end...hugs and "I'm sorry" go along way...
As busy as my Mom was, she owned a small business....she always made sure we all ate dinner together, and that was my sister and I's time to tell our
parents what was going on at school..etc....my sister went through the "tom boy" phase, and she was getting teased at school, she wanted to wear
levi's, T-shirts, and had a short pixie cut hairstyle, lol, complete opposite of me....anyways....my parents told her / us that when people are mean
it means that they are hurt in some way themselves...and that really influenced me...
If we can teach our kids, and even ourselves that you can not take to heart the hurt and anger of people who are so hurt themselves they seek to hurt
others it goes a long way in preserving your personal self-esteem...after that I used my skills of "empathy" to overcome quite a few bullies in my
day...kill them with kindness so to speak.....not that I want to kill anyone...first you have to stand them down...but once you gain respect.....it's
amazing how a little Love and empathy can "change" a person.....that girl that beat me up in grade school, became a friend in High School...life is