Human beings are both wonderfully and awfully adaptable!
Over time, people who put up with bullying come to tolerate and then
accept this sad situation. They become so accustomed to intimidation,
they no longer even recognize it for what it is–a forfeit of their
basic human rights. Obviously, people who live under these
circumstances have only two chances for self-esteem: slim and none.
Those of us who live with people who brutalize us emotionally or
physically must get honest with ourselves about what’s going on
before we do anything else. We need to admit, even to ourselves, that
we live under spirit-crushing conditions. Facing the facts brings us
one step closer to achieving some improvement.
People who are constantly taunted, teased, insulted, or threatened,
let alone physically abused, have every right to reclaim the basic
human right to happiness they somehow let slip away. There is hope
and help available. There is every reason to count on better days
ahead if today we begin to tell the truth. Our situation is only
hopeless if we deny that it exists.
I AM TOO VALUABLE A PERSON TO BOW DOWN IN SUBMISSION.
~Taken from the book: Believing in Myself by: Earnie Larsen & Carol