I need to ask you parents something. Would you rather be right or see your child fit in?
Would you be willing to send your child to school with a bull’s-eye on his or her back just to prove a point? Most men would have had a fit if their son wanted to bring something like that to school at that age but leave it to mom to think it’s A-OK to love My Little Pony! Then there are the “Bronies.”
People definitely should not be bullied into anything, but we all know this is how most things are run in the world. We are all bullied to a certain extent to perform in school and work, to obey laws and to pay our tax. If we didn’t fear some kind of punishment or humiliation from our behavior, the human race could fast turn into soulless, purposeless monsters. Much like some are now.
Most of us learned cause and effect when we were growing up. It’s a sign of an intelligent mind. A mind that would like to survive because it figured out if I do this, then that may happen. This is how we learn what we should or shouldn’t be doing because it provokes certain responses from others. You then need to decide should you continue your actions, even if you are in the right or are you being demeaned by others because you are disgusting them. Sometimes bullies have a point when they make fun of those that appear to want to be made fun of. Nasty people will find any reason to attack those they think are weak and no one has to antagonize them.
If someone appears hostile or menacing an intelligent person thinks twice before provoking those they know won’t hesitate to abuse in some way. It’s like an openly gay guy deciding to knowingly go into a red neck bar in the Bible belt. That’s a go at your own risk type of deal. Everyone knows you should be able to have the freedom to do what you want, within reason, but many would love to bully that man due to the fact that they would think he should know better and is probably trying to antagonize them.
That is another reason that people are abused by others. Nothing makes some people madder than when they feel they are being played by someone. Being taunted in some way. I don’t really feel sorry for people that know they offend others and choose to do it anyway only to cry about it later. Sort of like a kid dumb enough to taunt a classmate with “Nah nah nah nah nah” then cry when they get beat up.
There are some that are offended by anyone just looking at them, but those people don’t count. That kind of evil usually comes to no good like the Detroit man who killed a teen for giving him a “look” he didn’t like and in turn also caused the accidental shooting death of the accomplice’s seven-year old daughter. Ironic that this accomplice was the one that gave him the gun to shoot someone else’s child.