The Courage to Deal with a Bully

Bullying is an unfortunate part of our society, particularly in youth culture. Everyone in life has to deal with a bully at some point or another. Bullying leaves people feeling frustrated, sad, and at times, worthless. If you’ve ever been bullied, know that you are not alone. Oftentimes, even bullies have been bullied! There is a plethora of advice out there about how to deal with bullies. Some people say you should fight back, others say you should ignore it. Only you can make the decision that works for you.
Not all advice is right, because not all situations are the same. The most important thing to keep in mind when dealing with bullying is that no matter what someone says to you, they can’t take away what makes you, you. Have confidence in yourself and know that people have been dealing with bullies since the dawn of mankind. Perhaps some of these inspirational quotes can give you the strength to handle a bully situation.
“We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.”
-Ellen DeGeneres

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“People talk about bullying, but you can be your own bully in some ways. You can be the person who is standing in the way of your success, and that was the case for me.”
-Katy Perry

“I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It’s the bully who’s insecure.”
-Shay Mitchell

“I’ve been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don’t have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.”
-Lady Gaga

“When all of us are acknowledged as the human equals that we really are, there will be no space left for bullying. It will no longer be wrong to choose one thing over another.”
-Jason Mraz

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