Saturday, October 15, 2011
Is it that hard to be silent
A subject I have lightly touched on very ambiguously, but never, really gone into depth is the bullying that is happening at our school. It is not the kids but a couple of the Mothers. It is disgusting behaviour and it is unwarranted, unkind and a true revealing of the lack of character in these people.
I have avoided writing about it and have never responded in person, in the hope my silence would see an end to it. Afterall, if you don't add fuel to the fire than it can no longer burn. This situation, however, seems to be an inferno burning out of control.
Once again, I won't go into details but what I can't understand is how some people can be so unkind. Particularly, when the only thing I am guilty of is having a nervous breakdown and suffering from a subsequent mental illness. How dare I. A couple of my friends have also become fodder for their nastiness because they have refused to give up on our friendship and thus sully themselves with such juvenile highschool antics.
This is a situation that has been noticed by other people (despite our silence). The actions of these bullies are being commented on and while their is no 'sides' so to speak, people are noticing who is loud and who is silent.
I will continue to remain silent, firstly because I won't stoop to their level, but secondly, I won't sacrifice my own values for five minutes of self satisfaction. Despite the hurt, years on when I look back on this time, I know I will be proud. Proud that I was able to maintain my dignity, keep my temper and offer them no reason to continue their nasty campaign.