Say screw this?
Or quit trying?
Does it feel like the odds are against you and that the bad guys are always winning?
I have a tendency to do this.
I used to do this for months. Sometimes years.
That feeling usually lasts about an hour. Sometimes for a few minutes only.
I stand up.
Take up my sword.
And remind myself that I will NEVER let my bullies, users and abusers win!
Because bullies are selfish cowards.
Abusers are selfish cowards.
People who use others for their own selfish gain are probably the lowest form of life on the planet.
Am I vindictive? No.
Will I strike the first blow? No.
But I will defend with such a force that they won't know what hit them.
I will not ever let those cowards make me think less of myself.
I will never let them change me or make me cower.
I will never give them the power to shut me down.
Because I am better than them.
While they scurry around trying to control others..... Trying to use others.....Trying to justify their bad behavior, I am holding my head high. I am earning rather than demanding respect. I am maintaining my place in the world as a decent human being.
I feel sad for abusers.
I feel sad for users.
I feel sad for bullies.
The only respect they will ever have is from similar low-lifes.
Respectable people won't buy into their games.
People who matter don't care what bullies, users and abusers have to say.
So my question to others here is this...........
Will you shut down?
Will you allow people who don't deserve respect to control you?
Make you feel a certain way?
Make you behave a certain way?
Will you give these people power over you?