If you are being led by a bully you are being used

I myself was a victim of being bullied when I was in the 4th grade. I was scared, unsure of myself, and as I remember, had no one I trusted enough to talk to about it. In this day and age there should be no reason that any child should feel that way.

Bullies, come to find out, are just as afraid themselves. They are cowards. They always get other kids on board, which gives them a sense of power. If no one joins them, they have no power.

If you are being led by a bully or bullies, you are being used. Try to find a way to distance yourself from them. You will find yourself with a feeling of freedom to be making your own choices, instead of following his or hers. If this means not being in their circle, which I know is a hard decision to make because everyone wants friends, so be it. Friends will come your way, good friends that may last a lifetime.

You don’t have to like or not like someone just because the bully does or doesn’t. Once again, you are being used. But I have to ask you, do you want to lead your life in a positive way, or do you want to be led in a negative way?

Kids, hold your head up high and walk with your back straight. If you hear your bully saying unkind things, just smile and look straight ahead. Now you are in charge.

Bill Armstrong