Thursday HuffPost Edition – Ten things I’ve learned from bullies

1. When I was in elementary school, I was pretty scrappy and I had big enough friends that I ended up pretty much on top of the social hierarchy by grade six. I teased certain girls in my class and I was a little jerk. My transition to being nearly friendless and painfully uncool in junior high school was karmic retribution. By the time I reached age 14, I knew what it felt like to bully and be bullied, and never forgot it.

2. Bullying is not just the territory of the biggest and strongest. A bully is someone who can create and abuse power in a relationship. Your boss can be a bully. Someone you are dating. A kid in a playground. It isn’t about getting beaten up for your lunch money. The bullying is in the constant threat of violence and the power dynamics at play…

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