One of the deep issues in my life has been crumbling in the face of bullies. And even, crumbling in the face of aggressive people.
Maybe it’s the “awe-shucks” Iowa farm girl community I was raised in.
But for whatever reason, bullying “mean girl” energy takes me straight back to my first trip away from home–girl scout camp in the third grade. The very first night, the girls in my tent made fun of me behind my back. I was so scared and out of my element.
This all surfaced again because the new “bachelor” Clayton Echard reminds me of myself. It was interesting that the very first night, someone actually said she “hated” him. She said, “I could eat him up for breakfast.” (And she didn’t mean that in a good way.)
Clayton Echard comes off as a very nice guy, perhaps a bit naive and not socially slick. And because he’s not aggressive, he’s…hated?
This is the world we live in. A world of bullies and people “winning.” No wonder Trump has been admired by so many. Or that The Real Housewives tv shows are so popular.
Bullying is their mojo. It’s a normal way of life.
Like there’s no other way to be.
P.S. This blog post isn’t about Russia. But I stand with Ukraine.