High school really is child’s play. It’s the kiddie pool of life, if you will. Your bullies have it good now, but most often, graduation means the end of the line for them. I say this because most of my former school bullies—the popular ones, the ones at the centers of the cliques—reached their peak in school and today, they’re doing very little with their lives. Most achieve very little as adults, while those they bullied so horribly have grown into awesome and highly successful adults.
I know this for a fact because I’ve seen it happen. For example, one of my school bullies graduated and went on to get a Nursing degree. Then she got hooked on prescription pills, was caught stealing out of the medicine cart, lost her nursing license, and ended up working for minimum wage in a cafe. Today, she can’t work at all due to health issues.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t wish for anything bad to happen to anyone, and I don’t glory in the misfortunes of others—not even those who tormented me in school. But I am making a point: Karma does eventually catch up and most of these coddled and babied daddy’s girls and puffed up pretty boys get a huge letdown once they’re out on their own. I’ve learned this has happened to many of my former bullies: after working for four years making innocent others like myself miserable in school, then as adults get the comeuppance they never expected,
And it happens to them all for pretty much the same reasons.
In order to be truly successful, a person must leave their comfort zones and face their worst fear—experience the possibility of failure. Most bullies refuse to leave their comfort zones. They’d rather stay in an environment where they continue to get stuff and opportunities handed to them by their “connections” (which, by the way, are only small to mediocre successes). After high school, most of my bullies never left the one-horse town where they bullied me.
Because they wouldn’t get the special treatment and free passes they were generously afforded in our town, they stay where their friends are and where they know that they can get by on who they know.
However, here’s the thing about small towns and rural areas: it doesn’t take long, nor does it take much effort for anyone—ANYONE—to maximize their potential in places such as these.
So I say, leave them to rule the kiddie pool! The rest of us can now enjoy the adult swim!
Cherie White, both a writer and author, joined the team after being discovered by Brian through her own personal blog and through social media. She has been writing ever since she was ten years old and has a love for writing articles, short stories and novels. She became intrigued with the new Pyngby app because it helps victims pinpoint victims and their harassers for easy protection and litigation if need be. Because she experienced severe bullying from sixth grade until changing schools during her last year of high school, she has a passion for spreading bullying awareness and helping those who are bullied and abused today. Her goal is to bring down the suicide rate among bullied children, teens and young adults. Her debut novel, “From Victim to Victor” is available now at LuLu. Cherie looks forward to helping victims through Watchdog Creative.
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