When someone is behaving in a way we don’t like, we can choose our response. The way to get a bully to stop is to stop rewarding them. And we do that, through compassionate non-compliance. And I realize that is a big word. It just means, nicely … don’t give them what they want.
Be nice – but don’t be a push over.
Most humans, including bullies, have a vision of themselves. If you are relatively healthy, you will think you are moral, for the most part, and that when someone is rude to you, they are at fault. But how do you know if you aren’t the problem?
While not everyone behaves well with others, that doesn’t mean we should lower our standards. Today is Christmas Eve. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you are aware of it. …