Hola world – this’ll be a short one, as I’m already a bit zonked out from a morning spent hanging with the in-laws. It basically boils down to a question – what the frack is up with this idea of ‘beating the bullies’? I saw a Jessie J video this morning, where it’s all braggadocio and snottitude about how she’s made it and they haven’t and nyah nyah nyah, and I rolled my eyes. She’s not the first I’ve seen doing it – merely the most recent. And I wonder why this childish and asinine assertion is ‘winning’, ’cause it’s really not. Bad karma breeds bad karma, and you and your ilk are only spreading more bad feelings… and for what? A hollow sense of victory? Get over yourselves, kthxbye.
Mind, this isn’t me approving of anyone having been bullied or bullying itself. I myself have been bullied my whole life, and can point to examples as recently as this year of vicious and nasty attacks on my personage. But I refuse to give in and give them the attention and bad feelings they want. I refuse to bow down and play the victim, to let them know they’ve gotten to me, to let them win. I perhaps carry it too far and bury it too deep, mind, but I try my hardest to not breed bad, but rather to kill with kindness and love and as much sincerity as I can muster. And if I can? I rob them of the attention they seek – the trolls shall not be fed by me if I can help it!
Anwyays, what I guess I’m trying to say is that if your intent is to stand up to bullies, turning around and bullying them doesn’t really work. Remember the golden rule, and while it is kind of a pipe dream, it’s a worthwhile one to try and live by and hold up. And having said that, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend – I’m going to get back to enjoying mine.