"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey S. Firestone.
When my mummy was a child and bullies tried to victimize her with threats of (and actual) violence, her mom hired the older brother of one of her friends to be a sort of body guard to escort her to and from school. For the price of $5 per week (that tells you how long ago this was) mummy was safe from physical harm. Later she had to learn how to defend herself verbally and physically from bullies in the school and neighborhood.
But the bullies my mummy encountered with their insults based on rhymes with her name and even with their punches, all seem much more mild than what young people...and even adults...have to endure or defend against nowadays. It seems that as we as a nation and as a culture obtain more technology we use those technological advances for ill as well as good. These days bullies can even attack you when you are in your home with the doors locked. They don’t have to batter in your doors or windows, all they have to do is use their computer, or their smart phone, or their cell.
To me this all boils down to really to fear. Fear must be why bullies do what they do. Fear they are not important enough. Fear they don’t have enough power. Fear that they will be hurt. So they have to make someone else have even MORE FEAR, so that they can feel safe, powerful, immune to hurt. In my opinion then we have to fight the FEAR. Fear that the bullies instill certainly, but also fear bullies must feel.
Let's eradicate FEAR and by so doing, declare the world a no bullying zone.
Purrs are power. Purrs are potent. Purrs are peace.
2: 59 p.m. Get ready to Purrrrrrrr.
Confucius Cat say: GO!
Feel the peaceful power of your purrs building inside your, growing into a mighty power and spilling into the universe. #purrs4peace
Imagine any person in desperation and fear from bullying is soothed, fearless, confident, strong. #purrs4peace
Imagine the heart of every bully transformed with compassion, kindness, empathy. The mean spiritedness quenched with peace. #purrs4peace
Imagine every human heart filled with love and their actions guided by kindness. #purrs4peace
Imagine love triumphs over FEAR, compassion triumphs over FEAR, PEACE triumphs over FEAR. #purrs4peace
Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Fred* Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti * Heddwch * Síochán * 和平
Another super topic to cover Confucius.
I agree, that was a very important topic!
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