Saturday, November 20, 2010

Truth - Day 8

Day 8 - Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like sh*t

I grew up with a bully. I was teased, thrown, tossed, dunked, pushed, pinched, tricked, threatened, bruised, abused, forced to do drugs and ridiculed by a bully.

What a bully does is steal. A bully steals your innocense, your comfort, your sleep. A bully brings fear into your life, while simultaneously bringing doubt into the minds of the adults you trust. (As it was in my case.) Bullies rarely leave a trail. The damage is
internal, mental, psychological. That damage is long-lasting.

I removed my bully from my life years ago, although on occasion I must still deal with him. And that's because he still bullies, and some of those he bullies are people I love.  And protect. 


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Alison, I'm so sorry! I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

Was this an easy truth? It would be for me, it was my sister, the first and biggest bully in my life. You don't forget, do you?