Saturday, July 9, 2016
"Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance." *
But it's NOT just physical, but also emotional or even intellectual. I just call it abuse and those committing it, abusers. I don't care how old you are.
My whole life currently is dunked into all of these intersections. In the past year I've gone from believing the best of people, giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, to acknowledging that everyone is not like me. I've gone from being judgemental to seeing the humanity in others I've avoided. I've gone from avoiding people who are different to embracing their differences which is broadening my horizons and my life experience. And I'm seeing the value in having those uncomfortable conversations which has given me opportunity to grow and learn.