A friend asked me to write about adult bullies. Little did I know at the time I would be sitting here writing about it. Adult Bullies is just as prevalent as child bullies. This was really bought to the light over the past few days since the Mike Brown verdict. However before I get into this I must say something first. Feel free to comment, however, racist (either way), derogatory statements and outright disrespect will not be tolerated. With that being said…
BULLY: Verb; Use superior strength or influence to INTIMIDATE someone, typically to FORCE him or her to do what one wants. (Synonym: Harass, oppress, browbeat, strong-arm, dominate, intimidate)
Adult Bullies. A lot of times when we think of bullies we think of school kids being picked on, lunch money being taken and the like. Very rarely do we think of adult bullies. We as adults tend to think they don’t exist unless you’re in an abusive relationship. Truth be told, adult bullies are worse than child bullies most of the time. Why do I say that?
Let’s look at what’s happening around the country right now? Peaceful protesters are not the ones I’m referring to. It’s the looters, the killers. The thing is, it’s not just one race, it’s all of them. If you don’t think so you might be in denial. You loot a store, that’s bullying. You set a building or car on fire, that’s bullying. You kill someone because you didn’t get your way, that’s bullying. You still something, that’s bullying. You know just like the kid in school that took the lunch money, or threw the ball over the fence. All bullying. Here’s the sad thing, kids do bullying because they SEE the adults do it. For the most part, it’s a learned behavior. The adults do it because in their wrapped brain they think it’s okay or the right thing to do. It’s time to break the cycle!
Bullying is also in the name calling, the harassing. Come on, let’s be real here, you don’t have to agree with someone’s decision, heck you don’t even have to understand it. When you start calling them out their name, thinking that’s supposed to change their minds is nothing other than good old bullying. Harassing someone because they don’t agree with you is bullying. I’ve been best friends with my girl Brandy for over 10 years. Howe do we stay friends? No we don’t agree on EVERYTHING. No we don’t believe in the same things all time. However, we know how to agree to disagree. There is no bullying.
Adult bullying is just as wrong and even more dangerous than childhood bullying. You destroy your own community but blame it on someone else. Bullying. You yell and scream then destroy some more. Bullying. You bully people to do your bidding. There’s a right way and wrong way to do things, and bullying is not the answer. If you don’t agree with something, do something POSITIVE about it. Like I said before, it’s time to break the cycle of not just adult bullying but bullying all together.