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Were you ever bullied as a child?


Do you ever confront your bully as an adult? What ever became of the bully?

 

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    KevinC9998 3 years ago

    Laura: Sorry those terrible things happened but you. Thanks for your comments. Kevin

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Yes, it qualifies as bullying--you just dispatched the situation post-haste to ensure it wouldn't be repeated. Good for you! Good for your father to give you that advice, also: about taking down the biggest threat first. Great lessons to pass along.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    How horrible! What jerks! As if you're not living a hard enough life as-is, you need these degenerates making it more impossible. You were bullied because of the BULLIES, not because of YOUR circumstances.


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    KevinC9998 3 years ago

    I totally agree, thanks for your comments. Kevin

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    peachpurple, you are 100% right: "...stand up and fight for your rights." Trying to improve my verbal defense skills, but I've got a long way to go. I'm too tiny to physically dominate anyone, except to accidentally step on jerks in my high heels.

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    It is good that you were able to avoid the pitfalls of gangland bullying. Many in those situations perish under the evil. The immoral society needs to be eliminated. This requires a strong managed moral group willing to combat the evil.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    SavannahEve, what a horrible background you and your siblings had! I am so sorry for you all. I am delighted that you ended the cycle of bullying by teaching your daughter to defend herself and permission to finish a fight, never start one. Kudos!


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I think you're right--the more I ignored it, the worse and worse it got. I think standing up to them in some appropriate/definitive way would have really helped me too.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Ha! You showed them--they'll pick on each other next (I've seen that happen often, too: one bully turn on another when put down by the original target).

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Great answer! Especially, "... some of my friends were not prepared to do this..." and "This is a common phenomena" (sadly, you're right on those points). Thanks for your insights and for standing up for those who couldn't. You made a difference!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    JMJ, I'm so sorry that this happened to you but glad that you were able to transfer out of the school (not an option for most, I think). Thank you for the advice on the Mind-Body Code and your benefits--you should write an article on it. Fascinating!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I'm so sorry you were bullied at your most vulnerable points in life--divorce and ADD. I can see where knowing the outcome of a bully's upbringing/wicked ways would help when talking with others; that's a really good observation! Cheers!


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Tim, thanks for the math showing what a huge deal bullying really is. Quantifying gets attention addressed to the problem! I'm so sorry for your childhood problems, but love the playground solution story! Thanks for sharing your hard-earned wisdom!


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Yes, this is bullying. I'm an expert only because I've been there, too. I was bullied my whole life, even by adults close to me who should know better because they were bullied, too.

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Good for you! My parents are complete pacifists, so the only defense available to me and acceptable to my parents was ignoring it, which made it all worse. Bravo for teaching your kids effective methods!

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    Billy Taylor (moviesreviews) 3 years ago

    Glad to hear that something positive turned out in the end.

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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    So, you are saying it is the child's fault if they get bullied?


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I'm sorry, it's wrong, but I just had to laugh at your story. I'm so glad that the kid was apparently not very injured, and it showed bullies you had a "breaking point" they'd best not test. Cheers to a quiet Sr. year!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Good for you all around, denisefenimore! Your attitude and approach, if spread wide enough, will end/minimize bullying and the world will be better for all. Sorry that your son had to undergo bullying, but he's got a great mom-teacher-role model. :-)


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear that there are so many morons on this plant, JT. It's almost (no fun intended) ironic that now days EVERYONE is "heavy", so bullying for that reason is probably minimal. Confront teachers for sure--NO excuses for them! Sorry again, J.T.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Good for you. The best defense is a smart offense.

    It is good that you could forgive them for their stupidity.