I like social media—mainly for the positive, uplifting people I’m grateful enough to come across. But occasional the bullies get to me.
It seems there’s no discrimination when it comes to bullying. No matter how successful you are, how much—or little-- you weigh, how tall you are, hold young or how old you are—people can find fault with you.
The other day on Instagram, a woman compared me to a “living cadaver”.
She added “You’re so skinny, students should study you to learn about—ligaments, muscles”. Ouch!
Guess what I said? “Thank you!” Yeah, it takes me awhile.
Venom-spewed hate isn’t part of my vernacular so it takes me a hot minute to realize I’ve been slammed.
I realize this says mor about her than it does me. But I also admit: it gets to me.
I may be 58 years old but—yep-- it still hurts. I get angry & frustrated, begin to doubt myself, even stop posting for a few days.
I know, I know—just ignore them. But you see, I was relentlessly, verbally abused as a kid—“You’re ugly”, “You’re stupid”—words do hurt.
It’s mind blowing—and oh so hard for me to understand why anyone lobs hatred at others. I don’t get it.
I’m busy enough as it is trying to work on myself, trying to be a better person than I was yesterday. I know I don’t have time to write a critic of someone else’s life or appearance.
Remember, the opposite is true too—a positive word can change someone’s entire day, month or even life. So, be generous with kindness.
Here on my blog and on social media, I love talking: diet; workouts; positivity; growth & achievement. And while it may slow me down a day or two, no amount of hatred will keep me from my passions.
“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.”~Taylor Swift
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