Once again I’d like to share an interview I recently did with Karen Ingalls of Mind, Pen, And Spirit. Karen had read my book, Words We Carry, and invited me over to her blog to talk about some issues many of us encounter in our lives. She was interested in my views on self-esteem, bullying with words, and tools I used to overcome my own experiences. Have a read below, then please follow the link to continue reading at Karen’s blog.
Bullying is a prominent problem in our society. Do you have suggestions on how this can be best addressed?
“I wish I had the answer to that Karen. When we hear the term bullying, it conjures up visions of children being picked on in schoolyards, but the term unfortunately, applies to many situations. Bullying is rampant in our own homes too, taking on many forms, particularly, emotional verbal bullying, not only physically.
I believe it’s up to us as good citizens to advocate for kindness. I know I do. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice to someone. Nobody wants to have their flaws made fun of and nobody is perfect either. If we’d all just have some empathy and step into the shoes of others, we’d learn how terrible it feels to be bullied. It is often those with no regard for other’s feelings, who have a need to feel superior to others by belittling them. These people need to become aware of their wrongdoings, and I think the least we can all do is advocate by spreading positive messages in our dialogues and writing. If people hear things long enough, they’re likely to consider their actions. . “.Continue Reading