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No place to hide...fortunately no need to. :-)
You're telling me!
Okay, Gaytheist, now you've done it! I read that "did I read that right" business and my jaw just HIT THE FLOOR! I'll be the rest of the day getting it back in my mouth!
I can't hide anything from you, can I SB?
I bet you are still sweet. Probably sensitive too. :-)
I had to put up with it too. I was a sweet and sensitive kid in many ways. I couldn't walk through a field without picking flowers for my mother. But somehow I never really internalized the bullying. I don't recall (though I could certainly be wrong) that bullies ever made me cry. Instead, I think I just developed avoidance behaviors, and became a loner. The benefit to that was that I learned to be independent in thought and action. Well, maybe not entirely independent. We are influenced by others, after all. But what I mean is that I was not driven by a strong desire to fit in and be accepted.
Dallas thanks for posting that. I watched the video, it was worthwhile. I feel so bad for the kids who are bullied. I wish there was a positive term for them - "victim" seems like an additional form of victimization. There was a recent salon.com article about a woman who came to terms with her schoolyard bully. Fortunately that woman matured out of her behavior. I've known others who, as middle aged adults, continue that behavior. It's also hard for the bullied, who decades later are still affected... "My mother spoke to countless parents about their children bullying me. She worked three jobs to keep us in the suburb where other children tormented me and teachers did virtually nothing to stop it." Over the past few years. I had to tolerate workplace bullies who reminded me of that schoolyard decades later - middle aged women who had a "mean girls clique", finding sneaky ways to harass, malicious gossip, sabotage, diversion or resources, character assassination, and other emotional bullying. I ultimately registered complaints and demanded transfer from the toxic work environment. Those bullies never grew up. Fortunately, one was demoted. I don't know about the others. Moving on, living well is the best revenge.
Bullycide in America
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