A most unpleasant experience happened at the BIG local gym tonight: bullying.
What constitutes bullying? Everyone has a personal interpretation – usually based on experience – of what this means.
For me, bullying means being pointedly harassed, demeaned, undermined and made fun of by a single person (the Lesser Bullying Experience – they hate solitude) or by group of people (the Greater Bullying Experience – strength in numbers) The bullying will occur in a public place and usually involves at least 2 people.
They usually subscribe RIGIDLY to 21st Century Society’s rules ‘n regulations for Ego Acceptance :-
- Very sociable
If you don’t fit into any/all of the above categories you could be subject to questionable behaviour by the usual bullies who feature the characteristics of:
- Big muscles
- Think they are Page 3 models
- Have a massive Ego (and little else).
Reasons for Bullying
The bullying victim may find themselves questioning the reasons for the bullying:
- Have I got a highly suspect recent history (that some people might know about) e.g. regular tunings into Porn channels*, frequent visits to massage parlours, a credit account with the local Prostitute Service, etc.
- Have I got something coming out of my nose, mouth, ears or arse?
- Has my behaviour been negligible e.g. in trouble with the Police, evidence of drug taking, alcohol abuse and other anti social behaviour?
- Am I involved with online Poker games …….?
If the answer to the above is YES, then bullying may well happen (though you can retaliate).
If the answer is NO, then you have a perfect platform from which to launch your revenge.
However, this takes time, perseverence and a certain knowledge of the ways in which the Ego-Spirit TWIN nature of all humans works, in order that you know the most efficacious methods to attack the underbelly of the Bullying Beast.
For all advice on bullying and other emotional situations, contact the writer.
I hope I see the bullies at my next visit to the Gym.
*Unless you visit Egypt, where the choice of TV channels is either extreme religion or extreme Porn: kind of like POLAR OPPOSITES. Hmmmmm. I wonder if that was intentional……