When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?
I set two goals when I started bullying-dontstandbystepup.me.
The first: Help people learn more about a bully, why he/she bullies, and how to deal with a bully.
The second: To make more people in the world more aware of the huge problem of bullying that exists in our societies; whether it’s at home, in schools, at the work place, or taking a walk in the park.
I have not changed these goals ever since I started my blog; however, I have not achieved them.
Tell us about the most surprising helping hand you’ve ever received.
The most surprising helping hand I’ve ever received is the helping hand from my teacher in second grade. I was on the path to being a bully myself, and she showed me a different way to express myself and be my own person.
If it hadn’t been for this teacher, I wouldn’t have gotten through elementary school the outgoing kid I am, and I wouldn’t be writing on this blog. I owe my second grade teacher a lot of things.
Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet).
If I was guaranteed not to fail at one thing, I would do whatever I had the ability to to make sure that a bully understands that he/she isn’t worthless and does not need to pick on others to mean something.
I want these kids who have their confidence stripped from them understand that they do not need to steal someone else’s confidence to be a person who takes their own orders and doesn’t listen to what other people tell them about what they are.
I came up with a saying a few weeks ago.
If we are what everyone tells us we are, then what are the people that are telling us what we are?
This saying is asking what the people who tell us what we are actually are themselves. It is important to think about.
I have tried with specific bullies.