Sometimes, being too nice is not nice at all. Sometimes, extreme niceness or passivity is a magnet for bullies. They mistake kindness for weakness.
A bully is someone who habitually preys on the passivity of others. If we don’t speak out and break the cycle, then it will be a never-ending merry-go-round of anger, sadness, and bitterness.
On the flip side, sometimes, the bully is actually the victim. John Maxwell said, “Hurting people hurt people.” Those who bully others are actually the ones who are also wounded, lonely, and longing for affection.
Let’s do something about this. Attending an anti-bullying seminar might be the first step.