Good question there, John. My answer?
IT’S NOT. I’m a self-proclaimed nerd, and darn proud of it.
Today’s Wordy Wednesday post was inspired by an anti-bullying PSA I saw while watching Disney with the kiddo last night. For reference:
First of all, I want to give Disney a standing ovation for becoming more proactive with a problem that has become so prevalent among kids and teenagers. Actually, I’ll go so far as to say that adults have the very same issue. It’s sad, really. So, what provokes bullying? What makes it okay for one person to belittle another just because they’re different?
Short answer: NOTHING makes it okay. At all.
Everyone is different. We all come in different shapes and sizes. We come from different ethnicities and backgrounds. Our brains work differently, and for good reason. How boring would this world be if we were all exactly the same?
“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.” – Emma Watson
Opinions and beliefs make the world go ’round. They’re the things that make us tick. They make up who we are. There is absolutely, positively nothing wrong with loving the things that you love. Bullying can hurt even the most confident of people down to the core. There’s one thing to keep in mind:
It gets better. It really does. You know that saying, “Good things come to those who wait?” It’s actually true. Sometimes, you may have to wait a little longer than you’d like. However, I can say from personal experience that it’s worth the wait.