The most insidious thing about being a victim of bullying is the loss of opportunities to meet new people and inability to move on with new friends. When your good name has been unjustly slandered/libeled, even total strangers will no doubt hear of you and chances are, they will automatically have their minds made up about you before they get a chance to meet you.
What’s even scarier is that you are left completely defenseless against any attack these strangers may bring because you haven’t the slightest idea who they are. How do you know who to watch out for? How do you know who to avoid? It’s impossible to protect yourself from enemies who are invisible.
It is a situation in which you are walking blind…a situation, which is very dangerous! You cannot see the enemy. Someone could walk right up to you on the street, in broad daylight, with a gun in the back waste of their pants and you would never know of their intent to shoot you until it was too late.
Remember. We lost the Vietnam War because we didn’t know who the enemy was! We didn’t know exactly who was or wasn’t on our side!
It’s the same when you are a victim of bullying, especially if you live in a rural area, where everyone knows everyone. Once your tarnished reputation reaches far and wide, there will be times when you won’t know who is coming for you and it will be as if you are fighting ghosts.