Bullies are the Cowards

It will be an understatement to say that this man is the most bullied person I have ever come to know. He was born in a place/street where it was considered that most educated men lived, yet he was viciously bullied and made fun of him for his conditions. Education alone does not change people. Next time you are around people with different abilities, be mindful that they do not need you to pity them but empathize with what they have to go through every day in our society. Growing up, we did not have a concept of bullying. Adults would brush aside anything related to bullying as ”just teasing.” It is not simply teasing but harassing, intimidating, or abusing the vulnerable through coercion or threat. Bullying is an aggressive behavior toward a person that can be characterized by three minimum criteria: hostility, imbalance of physical or/and social power, and repeated and habitual. Let’s teach our kids at an early age about bullying. It is not OK.

One thought on “Bullies are the Cowards

  1. This is a heart touching post. My heart goes out to this man. I feel his pain because I too was bullied from grade 6 until I finally switched schools during my senior year. It got so bad that I attempted suicide at the age of 14 and almost didn’t make it. But thank goodness I survived! The good news is that I eventually got my life back. I worked on myself, repaired my self-esteem, regained confidence and have moved on to a happy and drama-free life of love and acceptance. I now use what I went through to help others who are bullied today and it has become my mission and life’s work. I want those who are bullied to know that they’re not alone. I also want them to know that they have value and they are worthy of love and friendship, no matter how others may behave. Thank you so much for this post. You’re helping so many people who are hurting. Bless you!


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