Many times, I would pit a few of my classmates against each other. If I knew of a few who disliked or hated each other, I’d very quietly and slyly pit them against each other.
An offhand comment here, another there, and I’d have them fighting among themselves. Yeah, I know, it was a shady thing to do. However, if I could keep them fighting among themselves, then I could distract their attention and hostility away from me and thus, keep the spotlight away!
And when you’re chronically bullied like I was, you’ll do anything and I mean anything to get a nice, albeit short, reprieve from all the drama. And sometimes, “ya gotta do what ya gotta do” to keep yourself safe.
So, if you have to, keep them too busy fighting each other to even think about you. It’s not that you’re trying to hurt anyone, your only goal is to keep yourself safe!
Sometime later, I’ll give you more detailed pointers on how I did it.
Until next post! Stay safe and stay well!