bullying - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
In a species that role models look upward for the cause of bullying, upward into the power structures and the methods of control - overt and covert. For there in the ways of behaving, in the language, in the patterns of respect or disrespect the elders show (and as is shown in the stories and media), there is the cause. Add to that a stressed out society often locked into the primitive brain, reactive rather than responsive, the stress trickling down to the youngest... and there you have it... bullying is the inevitable result of a harmful environment and the result of a failure to properly love and protect our children with soulful and dependable leadership.
"Sweet child, it is a myth that the strong bully the weak. It is those who cannot handle their stress with grace, who attack the gentle natured. You are attacked because you have self restraint, a trait often only seen in adults. You are mature beyond your years, although you are still a child. Those bullied are often the "too much" children; they are too clever, too pretty, too kind... The things said to justify the abuse are false. They are excuses and no more. No person can tell you who or what you are, for you build yourself with your own choices, as do they. With every choice to be unkind, they build themselves to be unkind. You're different. That's good. With every choice you make to be kind, you build yourself into a kinder person. Every great person I know was bullied as a child. That which makes you a target now, will make you great in your lifetime. Through sadness we learn empathy, to know how others feel in pain transforms us, and we make ourselves kinder all the more."