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