I know this is not a typical subject for my blog, but is something I decided to talk about, and is because ADULT BULLYING is a type of behavior that should not be allowed or supported by anyone nowadays.
The inspiration to this post came from what I now define as one of the most uncomfortable moments I had to witness in years, because is of my believe that If you want a better society for people in general, the first step towards that better society must come from you.
Many people know the term Bullying as an aggressive behavior towards other person with the idea of gaining power. The term is usually employed to talk about social interaction problems between kids and young adults, but how do we define the behavior of those adults that never grow up and as my mother says: “If they were born an ass it will remain an ass no matter what for the rest of their lives”. Well that is the case of this post.
The story of this post started with a simple picture posted in Facebook. I must recognize that when I saw the picture I laugh because thought it looked funny because the message he used was not the most appropriate to promote his single, but I have seen worst things posted in Facebook, besides everyone is free to do or post whatever they want that is why is called FREE SOCIAL MEDIA. Plus, why not support someone else dreams, who knows maybe the guy turns out to be a great singer, so I just pressed Like.
Later that day, a guy, whom if I recall well was one of his best friends in high school, posted an obnoxious comment about how the guy looked like and started to make fun of him. Then instantly like fleas to the flame, a bunch of people who belonged to the same high school group started to post comments saying things like: who the hell he things he is. If you don’t like it, stop following him. If you cannot stop following him is because you like what he does, so shut up.
“He looks disgusting and people say they like the picture and his single, how is that possible”
Is the fact that people likes his work or the way he looks affecting your life? or Do you win or loose any money because of that picture? So again, shut up! there are no universal rules about how you should be or look like, and just because you don’t dare it doesn’t mean that the rest should not pursue what they want.
Then to round up the serie of comments the guy who started everything says something like this: “was a really long time without bullying him, this is so nice, he must miss us bullying him everyday like we did in high school”. For Christ sake, what the…@@ are you saying, he was your “friend” or that was what I though so. I would love to have a time machine to fly back in time film you back then and post every single embarrassing moment this guy had in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any social media in the universe, so everyone realizes that he looks exactly the same just older, with bigger clothes and two children. So who is funny now, maybe your kids would give it Like.
Is difficult for me to understand how can people still be like that these days, if it has been 17 years since we graduated from high school, they are “educated people”, have families and have experienced a lot of things, including having to run away from their country as refugees.
For those who are bullied, stand up, is the 21st century, maybe not all things have changed, but if we keep letting people abuse from us or tag us as weird or undesirable, they will never stop doing it. Be that weird limited edition you are without strings attached and shine like a diamond.
Well, I hope you liked this post and do not think it was too emotional. If you liked it press like or leave your comments below, have a nice day!