“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein
I remember a time in my life where I was going through a season of depression. A good family friend of mine told me “not to care what others think”. This was so freeing to me. What good advice my friend.
Which brings me to another quote: “The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think”. David Icke.
Never be afraid of what people think and do not it let you keep you from being yourself.
Never be quiet because someone is criticizing you and bringing you down. Do not apologize for your existence.
Do not let others intimidate you. You have a right to be you.
Do not let what others think of you define you! You know yourself better than anyone else. Always be you.
There is no one like you in the whole wide world. Be true to yourself.
My daily reminder to not let anything or anyone get in your way of being you. Do not be intimidated by others, or limited by their negativity.
Reach higher ground. Achieve more. Do not let others get in your way or bring you down! Keep pushing forward!
They may be the one’s that are intimidated by you. Just keep going.
Which brings me to another quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
Don’t let the insecurities of others get in your way of your achievements, goals, career, and your unique personality. Achieve your dreams!
Express yourself, your creativity, thoughts, opinions, dreams and goals.
Seize the day!
Not everyone get’s along, and we all have different personalities, experiences, cultural background, perspective, or perception on life. We all have unique preferences, and tastes.
Be true to yourself.
Go after your dreams, and do not let anything or anyone negativity impact you.
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” ~ Mae Jemison
I love this quote as a reminder to not let other’s negative options of me and what I do to influence me and what goals that I have set out. Also Jemison is a unique last name. It is a family last name. My Great Grandpa’s last name was Jemison!
This quote is very freeing, because I let others intimate me and I feel belittle by others sometimes. If I meditate on this quote I believe I will grow. This is something I need to remind myself, as I work on self esteem and self worth. I let others make me feel inferior. Imagine how beneficial it would be to take this quote to heart and practice it!
Bullying, or people being disrespectful towards you or others in general. This is my two cents, based on my perspective, from experiences in my life.
I keep hearing stories from people I know in life, where preteens or teenagers commit suicide because of being bullied. This is incredibly disturbing to me, and upsetting.
This is what I tell my kids:
School is a small part of your life. You only have X amount of years in school, and after you graduate, you will probably never see these people ever again in life.
What these kids say doesn’t matter or define who you are.
They have low self esteem, or a bad home life, pray for them.
If they are violent, tell the Principal first, then tell your parents.
The kids that bullied me in school, some are drug addicts, and have had their kids taken away. They have serious issues.
Ignore it, report it and don’t be dragged down to their level. There is a lot more for your life, than worrying about what other people think.
They could be jealous, or threatened by something you’re good at that they aren’t and so on.
I am a quiet, passive person, and too nice. I still get “bullied” at work. Maybe because I lack assertiveness, and I need to practice assertiveness, but first learn this trait. This is defiantly something I need to work on. My Mom get’s this too at work, probably because of her personality. I guess we’re too soft.
I personally think that people that “bully” or that are incredibly disrespectful, in adult life, and all “bullies” in general, need to pick on someone to make themselves look bigger. They have low self esteem, and lack confidence, and they are trying to feel better about themselves, their accomplishments, self worth and so on.
Or it could be a misunderstand but they should react disrespectfully. They act this way because they feel offended due to low self worth.
This is sad rise about it, and feel sorry for them because this is a sad lifestyle.
Last week someone was acting rude to me at work, I thought about it, this poor person has low self esteem and so on. I feel sorry for them. Their perspective is off, they need help, or they need to learn and grow.