“Bully: a blustering, browbeating person; especially: one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable.”
No one really has any idea how long bullying has been a part of human behavior, but any logical person can make the guess that it’s been going on for centuries.
Bullying occurs when people with low self-esteem try to make others feel just as bad about themselves as the bully does. In most cases, the instigator doesn’t even feel better, they have just made an innocent person feel worse.
We all know that the way to boost our own self-esteem is by being uplifting towards others.
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Since the advent of social media apps, it seems that bullying is getting worse, despite schools and even the sites themselves enacting zero tolerance for bullying.
Far too often we log onto our Facebook to see a news story on a teenager being bullied so badly that they have tragically taken their own life as a result.
That’s why the story an Ontario, Canada mother posted is inspiring others to treat each other better.
Alessia Cara Is A Young Lady Trying To Uplift All Girls
The mother began her post with a little background on her teenaged daughter and her struggles with being bullied:
“My daughter is 15 years old is having a very hard time with her self-esteem. She has been relentlessly ridiculed by many of the “young ladies” (trying to be delicate with my wording) she now goes to school with — they pick on her for her clothing, her skin, her voice, her hair, her eyebrows, the list goes on. It breaks my heart to say that this bullying has convinced my beautiful daughter that she is ugly, and her formerly outgoing and peppy personality has dimmed.”
No One Should Have To Go Through That
However, the mom then went into detail on a recent trip to Sephora, in which a petite, blonde saleswoman, who, “from the outside [would be] the type of girls who pick on my daughter”, assisted them and inadvertently changed her daughter’s life…