Bullies are scary. They make us feel bad about ourselves and make us insecure. It is not unusual for people who have been bullied to worry that it will happen …
You can’t beat a bully by playing their game. So DON”T PLAY THEIR GAME! Who would you be if you didn’t care whether the bully approved of you? Be that person! Be yourself. Be happy.
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.
Often what happens is that we allow the bully to get away with it and the bully is being rewarded by other people – who think his abuse is funny. The victim – by “playing along” is making that seem socially ok. After all – if the victim isn’t really being hurt – what is the harm.