Shane Koyczan

Hi all

Many of us have bullied and have been bullied, by school kids, teachers, bosses, etc. Some say it’s survival of the fittest, and others say it’s playground stuff. But it’s cog in the wheel, and it’s not a very functional cog. In the last few updates, I was talking about a former boss who wasn’t a very nice person, but maybe I didn’t do a very nice thing by stating that everything that happened while I was in the job. Maybe I shouldn’t judge quite as harshly as I did. If you look at your hand when you point your finger at someone, you have your other three fingers pointed back at you, hidden in the palm of your hand. I kind of regret it now, but I don’t want to take it down; just leave it up and reflect that I’m not perfect either. These are the greater steps to wisedom. Think before you act.

My cousin Hannah West put this on Facebook earlier. It’s a Canadian writer and poet, with a humorous piece of prose about bullying when he was young. His name is Shane Koyczan. Click on the link below. If it doesn’t work, copy and paste this: http://www.ted.com/talks/shane_koyczan_to_this_day_for_the_bullied_and_beautiful.html

Shane Koyczan

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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