You will never see a bully alone. Why? Because a bully could never handle being by his/herself. Peer-abusers are cowards…wimps…wusses! They always attack in groups because they need their “wingmen” as a source from which to draw power. Without their backup, bullies are just as powerless as you are. Any bully is too afraid to attack you one on one because they fear that you could possibly bury them where they fall.
Yet, victims are (mistakenly) branded as cowards although they are the ones who come to school and face bullies…alone, no matter how viciously they get brutalized. Through all the name-calling…all the taunts…all the brutal beatings…all the threats to their lives, targets manage to reach within themselves and push on another day. To endure that every single day for several years and still find the resolve to soldier on? Now that takes courage! These kids are the real warriors!
It takes bravery to be a target of relentless bullying and remain standing tall. To be a victim of daily and constant bullying and make it to the finish line of high school graduation? To stay in the race, while most bullies drop out when the going gets tough? That’s not only brave, it’s heroic! To be your own hero? That takes guts…guts bullies will never have!
Now…will the real wimps in the classroom please stand?
I rest my case.
If you are a victim, know that your bullies could never be half the man/woman you are! You have more heart, more soul and more strength than they ever will! Keep the faith!