Now what exactly is bullying?
Since there still are loads of bullies out there that don’t seem to know the difference between what they’re doing and innocent teasing… so let’s point it out for you.
Bullying always has a negative purpose, it’s structural and unilateral. When a person is exposed to negative acts for a longer period of time by one person or a group, we can no longer talk about innocent behavior. It can happen out in the open through verbal or physical contact. But also repeatedly excluding the same person is called bullying.
If you recognize all or some of the aspects of the description above, it’s time to sound the alarm. Whether you’re the person causing this situation or the victim.
Is it something we just need to deal with?
The answer to this question is clear and simple: NO! On the long term it can heavily damage your self-image. Bullying is not a part of life, something you inevitably need to go through to learn it the hard way. There’s no use at all to be excluded, harmed in a physical or verbal way or what so ever. Not because you look different, not because you are different or behave in a different way.
It’s clear that not all human beings can get along. But there’s a significant difference between not getting along and making someone’s life miserable on purpose.