Severe harassment or intimidation can be considered bullying. This is something that has taken so many lives across the world. Some physical lives and some mental. A number of people across all of the countries have been shut down mentally because of fear of judgment. What I mean by this is that some fear what people will think about them being weak because they have not been able to stand up to a bully. There are a lot of reasons why people don't stand up. I personally just wanted the people to go away. I wanted the behaviors to stop. As a child, I even wished that some were dead. This is not a way to live and think. No way at all.
It is my hope and my prayer that the stories related to habits and things that people are going to not do anymore (un-habits), can help all of us understand more how to evict bullying for good. I'm happy to say that there are more and more schools that have programs related to helping children understand what bullying is and how to stand up. I am also happy to say that more people are standing up. It is sad to say however that they are still people that suffer in silence. I was one of those people. I thought about suicide, a number of times. I had to reach out to God to give me the strength to go on during lots of those days.
Until we join together as a community to get to the core as to why people bully and help where they need help, the road will continue to be a long one. The saying that hurt people hurt people is true. This is a book of habit. This is also a book of un-habits.
We are pleased to offer 1 Habit to End Bullying. The more we understand the more we can grow as a community to squash these behaviors. I am excited about the insight that is being shared. I'm also pleased to see how people have poured out and shared intimate moments of their past. When we can be vulnerable and share our hardest moments, this helps all of us to grow.