“You are not a …

“You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.” -Fight Club

Harsh words.

I would like to talk about bullies.  You know-those big, scary, cold hearted people lurking in the shadows that make your life miserable?  What is their motive?  Maybe they are jealous.  Maybe they are angry about something in their life that they need to physically vent on a pencil neck geek.

I’m not going to support bulling in any way shape or form.  I despise bullies.  I want them to suffer like they made me suffer. However, that would not make the world a better place.  Bullying is an epidemic.  It is a disease that causes permanent damage.  It has killed people.  The saddest part is that we are all bullies in some way. Maybe it’s not physical but in someway or another we all have bullied someone at one point in our lives.  This is not an attack.  Please hear me out.  Us humans have freedom of choice.  We have the ability to make our own decisions whether they are for good or not.  I find myself torn on an everyday basis to either defend myself or to hold it inside.  I am a bully.  I bully myself.  I beat the living daylights out of myself.  And what do I have to show for it?  I am considered “a good person.”  

There is no cure for bullies.  The only solution is to find a way to deal with it.  I have come to grips with the fact that I am flawed.  I may still have emotional bruising but I accept myself.  Flaws make the world work.

So I guess Tyler Durden has a point in Fight Club.  We are not what we have been told as children. So what if we aren’t “beautiful or unique.”  We all have ugly issues of the same kind.  Accept it.  Own it. Love it.

No go kick some ass.

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