It's so sad to me when I hear that someone has been bullied, whether it be a personal friend of mine, a family member, a client, or a complete stranger on the street.
Most bullies are very weak, and they have to seek out their prey for their own power and 'survival'. Bullying at any rate is unacceptable, and I really hope that there will be stronger laws in place worldwide in future to protect everyone against being bullied.
It doesnt matter if someone is black, white, gay, straight, thin, pleasantly plump or whatever. We should appreciate and celebrate our differences, they are what make us unique. Instead, some weak souls out there feel it's their destiny in life to reek havoc on others, causing such deep emotional scars that can often be permanent that can lead to suicide.
Friends, bullying and being bullied is very serious. This is why as adults and parents, we must be properly educated on the bullying that can happen in person, as well as cyberbullying within social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) that is done online, and everyone knows that once something is posted online, online generally means forever.
I remember growing up and 'beepers/pagers' were the 'in' thing, and then came along cell phones. I remember that my mother, as well as the parents of most of the kids I went to school with, said that we were not allowed a cell phone until we were 16. Just yesterday while breezing through the park with Shiner, what do I see? An 8 year old playing and texting with a smartphone.....unattended!! What is wrong with this picture? Doesnt this kid's parents know about online predators? Why have things changed so much in the last couple decades? These smartphones can take pictures of people (without their permission) in embarassing situations and then online they go! This all needs to stop, and I know that so many of you out there support my view on this as well. We need to keep educating EVERYONE the dangers of smartphones/camera phones, especially with predators and bullies out there just waiting for their next piece of prey.
Friends, please join me in urging our congressmen and President Obama to put forth new rules and regulations, and some proper laws in place to prevent bullying. While this may not prevent every single case, each one that it does prevent, is a blessing.
If you have been bullied, there are resources out there that can help you. Visit http://www.stopbullying.gov for a complete listing of resources available and ways to handle, deal with and talk about your situation and concerns.
If you've been bullied, and you are feeling hopeless and have thoughts of suicide, please IMMEDIATELY call 911, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline online or at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Thank you to my friend Trish Bishop (bestselling author of The Question Journey) for joining me again today for our 2nd -- in what promises to be an ongoing series of shows on this topic -- show on this very important topic. If you missed the show, please listen to the archive link here Preventing & Dealing with Bullying with Christopher Reburn
Thanks for listening to my radio show and checking out my blog. I hope that it helps you in some way, that's why I do them.
Sending lots of Peace, Love & Blessings your way,