The Therapy Journals of the Fat-Headed Klingon Woman

One woman's journey to becoming Her True Self

An Open Letter to Bullies. Because We’ve Had It. March 18, 2014

Filed under: Fierce Woman Roaring,Preach It Sista! — DDKlingonGirl @ 3:03 pm
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Hello all!  You know, every so often I get inspired.  I usually don’t seem to be able to spout off these rants as well as some people I know, but today I had a brainwave when I read this article (I didn’t watch the video) about a boy getting bullied for carrying a My Little Pony backpack.  It just really got my attention when (as so often happens) the victim was the one told he needed to change, rather than the bully.  So when I shared the link on my Facebook page, I added this:

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Dear Bullies of the World,

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You chose to be mean, cruel, hateful, and disrespectful to someone because they are different from you- maybe they have a physical, emotional, or psychological trait that makes you nervous.  Maybe they have something you wish you had.  Maybe they have something you wish you didn’t, but unlike you, they’re okay with it.  Maybe they believe something you don’t, or don’t believe something you do.  Maybe they are happy, or would be if you’d leave them alone, but you won’t because you’re not.  We can see that.  Really.

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You know what?  We get that you are insanely jealous of them because they are secure in who they are, and you’re not.  We understand that you desperately want to fit in and be cool and be liked and be like everyone else, but here’s the deal:  YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE!  You can choose to be who you are, just like the kid whose head you shoved into a locker (or adults:  the intern you yelled at in your office ) yesterday.  You can look at yourself and choose to believe that you are ok just the way you are, so that you don’t have to feel compelled to pound the snot out of everyone who already knows that about themselves.

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You’re the one who needs to change your attitude!  Get it?!  You don’t have to change yourself, but you really ought to look into changing how you feel about yourself!  Because hurting others to try to make your own pain stop is NOT OK!  Ask for help.  We’re here.  We get it.  Love yourself and let others love you.  Things can be different.  Just make an effort to reach out to someone, and see if that doesn’t change your whole outlook on life!

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Sincerely,

The Rest of Us

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  So yeah.  As famous, fictional bullied character Forest Gump said, ‘That’s all I have to say about that.’
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   Until next time,
   D.
   PS  Sorry it’s been a while.  Look for the next installment of the Family Traditions series coming soon!  Thanks for reading.
 

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