Friday, May 4, 2012

Time Is On Your Side


Unless you were raised in a liberal, open, and accepting environment, then you have probably contemplated that your life is so bad that it will only get worse. If you have ever reached that point in your life and you are reading this then you either got past it and came to the realization that I am about yo present, or you are currently at that point in your life now.  Either way, let me be the one to tell you that time is on your side and you have so much to live for. It may be becoming cliche, but know that it is incredibly true: IT GETS BETTER!

Furthermore, karma is a bitch.  Those who bully others will get their due.  Of those who bullied me in school one of two things have happened to them. Either they have come to the realization that what they did was so incredibly wrong that they have sought out those they bullied and apologized (this is the rarer of the two things), or they are now living a miserable existence, which is most often the case. Time is on your side and things will only improve.

I have been teaching about the life of Jesus this week since my students are learning about the foundations of Christianity.  Though I doubt that all of them are getting what they should out of these lessons, I hope it does strike a chord with some of them.  If we all followed the basic tenants of the teachings of Jesus or most other religious founders and ethical philosophers, then the world would be an infinitely better place for us all.  Some of the lessons that I have shared with my students are listed below.  I hope that you will check them out.

3 comments:

Writer said...

Thanks, Joe. The funniest post-high-school interaction I've ever had with someone that I felt bullied me was in the 2000s. I was dating a guy who worked at one of the local, seedier adult bookstores - basically if you wanted a blowjob and didn't care the sex of the person giving it as long as he had a dress on, this was your place. Well, I would hang out with my bf there because they had cable, and actually a group of gay guys would hang out and talk. (Well, and cruise, by I digress.) One night, I was there, and this guy who hadn't change at all from high school, came in. Seeing me, his eyes widen and he turned tail and left. At the time, I laughed my ass off, but looking back now I feel bad for his shame.

silvereagle said...

Yes, time will remedy much.....

Loki's Log said...

As a parent of three children, I've witnessed bullying first hand and seen the havoc it leaves in its ugly wake. I can also tell you that I dealt directly with the parents and kids that are bullying and have to encourage people to speak out and confront it -- no one is allowed to make someone else feel badly -- ever. Zero tolerance is a pretty easy rule to enforce.