“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
(Martin Luther King Jr.).
These statements are still very much relevant as they were 60 years ago. We get so many stories about bullying here (thanks for sharing), it’s heartbreaking to hear people suffering at the hands of another human being. Some people suffer silently because of a wide range of reasons. This encourages bully or worse, validates the bullying. It’s at these times the victim should muster all courage and speak up. Unlike 50 years ago, there are so many organizations (like Boo the bully) today where you can safely share your experiences and get help.
Remember, fear is infectious but so is courage. So choose courage and help many other souls suffering in silence.
Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed courage to speak up against discrimination and fought for civil rights. He did this despite personal attacks and constant resistance because it was the “right” thing to do.
So a true tribute to him would be to stop suffering silently and say no to bullying, because it’s the “right” thing to do.