a diatribe on bullies

Whatever happened to the good old days when you had to be in the same room with someone to bully them?

I’m not condoning bullies or being a bully, but the point is, you had to be brave back then. You actually had to stand reasonably close to a person to verbally attack them. There was a certain level of risk involved...the subject of your bullying could potentially beat you up.  And you stood toe to toe in the school lunch room, or playground, and stared each other down until someone handed over their hard earned lunch money—or fought back, sending the bully home with a black eye or at least a bruised ego.

Not anymore.

In this new world we live in, where lunch money is stored on a computer to be retrieved at the front of the lunch line, the sissies (I mean bullies) choose to do their trash talking on their laptops, or cell phones,  from the safety of their closets, tree forts, or hidey holes.  These modern bullies rarely risk the face to face confrontation; they prefer to operate in the dark. In fact, they often enlist others to do their dirty work.  They have even been known to go so far as to pretend to be someone else; creating false identities over the internet so no one will know it is them.  

I have met and interacted with a few such bullies and I can only say this...

How sad and pathetic their lives must be to engage in something as low and diabolical as bullying another human being. We only get so much time on this earth, how many valuable hours of their lives have they wasted in the pursuit of malicious endeavors?  What will they do when their deeds are measured and they must atone for them, in this life or in the next? Karma can be very cruel if you have lived your life in such a way. I would not trade places with you, not even if it meant I would have more time on my clock.

But know this...

I do not hate you, bully.  I feel sorry for you and your pathetic little life.  I wish you only the best and hope that you will someday evolve into a worthwhile human being.  Everyone should have an opportunity to change...even you.

But until that time comes, perhaps you should take up a hobby...may I suggest skydiving?

Until the next time...Join me in deleting all of the bullies from our lives!


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Posted on February 1, 2011 .