One of the hardest things to do – when you are being bullied, is to practice compassion. Bullies are scary. It’s hard to even think of being nice when we are scared. In fact, it’s hard to think at all when we are scared.
Bullying can really mess with a person’s mind. It can cause us to avoid situations where we think we may get hassled. Please don’t let your fear stop you from doing the things you want to do.
We all have our moments when we feel angry and/or afraid. The question is – how well can we control our response when this happens?
Learning how to calm yourself down so that a) you don’t succumb to the fear and b) so you can respond strategically to get a bully to leave you alone is an important life skill to learn. And it is learn-able.