I wrote this on my Facebook four years ago today:
In those four years, I can honestly say (and I hope you’ve noticed it too) that bullying has not only continued, but has gotten worse nationwide. If anything, it has also been on an increase because of this upcoming election.
Not only that, but Social Media has turned a lot of us against one another. We are also seeing a bunch of “Keyboard Warriors” out there that think they know everything. When actually, we don’t. If we back off and away from the platform for a bit, we will see that things are a bit different in the real world.
Now, I wasn’t bullied much through school, but when I was, I didn’t think much of it. Yeah there was the occasional person that would give me a hard time, but even then, we would make up and move on.
I don’t understand why we need to bully each other. We are all human and we all have differences. That is what makes each and every one of unique. So what if someone has a different religion, different political beliefs, different favorite sports teams, and mostly, different race? We need to accept that and move on. If we were all the same, the world would be a very boring place.
I grew up respecting everyone no matter what…and so should you. Teach that to your kids. Teach that to your coworkers. Teach that to your family. Mostly, pass it on.