Bullying: What It Does To The Mind
StopBullying.gov defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.”
Knowing the definition of bullying and the actions and types of bullying as described above will make a bullied victim feel various emotions and fears. The emotions can scar a person for the rest of his / her life. Emotions in which can never leave the mind, in which can never leave the soul. Once bullied, the emotions and fears can cause severe damage not only to the mind but also to the body, physically and spiritually.
How many bullied victims do you know who have been able to openly discuss their emotions? How many bullied victims do you know who can survive the bullying, grow into adulthood, and be able to allow their bullied past to just disappear, not have any ill feelings towards it? Most bullied victims can’t get past those emotions, those fears, no matter what age they are. Those emotions and fears build inside them until one of two things will occur:
1). They stand up and defend themselves, or
2). They kill themselves.
Bullying and what it does to the mind is a powerful act in which can never be erased, especially if the bullying is really severe. For those who survive, they are the fearless, strong fighters, though the emotional, mental, and physical scars will always be with them throughout their life. They only allow so few people into their life.
The act of bullying kills trust, kills friendships, kills the spirit of a bullied victim. And for those who have the power to get through it and are still alive, they have power, they have skills, they have found a way to get through life no matter how hard it may have been for them.
I have been there, and I know that feeling.
The power lies within the soul, the mind, the spirit. Unleash that power, unleash those inner emotions and fears, and become the powerful person you can be.
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