Being kind to people who are mean, may seem like a stupid strategy, but it works.
I get asked all the time, what does standing up to a bully actually look like? I also get push back against the whole – be kind to bullies message I share. But it really does work.
Brooke Gibbs does anti-bullying presentations for kids and as part of his presentations, he invites people onstage to ridicule him. He does this to show that – the words don’t have to hurt you – and also – to show you what exactly it looks like to stand up for yourself with compassion.
THIS is what it looks like.
To learn more about Brooke Gibbs – check out his website: https://www.brooksgibbs.com/
To learn more about the science of why this works – get my book.