Many people try to speak up about bullying, they try to fight it and most of the time it doesn’t work. Now let’s think about why it doesn’t work. Most of the time when someone see’s a bully they begin to bully them. Calling them names, saying they’re pathetic, and many other things. That won’t get anyone anywhere. You can’t fight hate with hate. It just adds to the problem and makes you no better than that person.
The reason I’m writing this is because I saw someone who I admired for their stance on bullying begin to do exactly what they try to fight. They try to say that they live by a message of love and that they’re against bullying while the post photo’s of people on their social networks and bash them. Once I brought it up that it seemed that they were in fact a bully they tried to justify it saying “You don’t know the whole story” and people jumped in saying that they know the person and they understand why he said what he said. By that logic you’re making it seem like someone who get’s bullied for being gay deserves it because they’re in fact gay.
Now I think anyone mature enough to follow what they preach would understand what I mean. Not once did I call you a name or did I say anything negative other than “This seems like you’re bullying the person” yet that person decided to block me. I’m sure I’ll end up on your shit list by the end of the week. But it doesn’t matter, I just hope you take what I said to heart.
But I guess what I’m trying to say is simply, “If you are against bullying, then don’t bully.” It’s a very basic concept that everyone should live by. If someone bullies you don’t retaliate, it won’t get anywhere. Just simply smile and ignore it, don’t feed into the problem.