After the mix-up with the IndieGogo page on Wednesday, I was finally able to confidently make my contribution to the P4A this year. :) Still deciding whether or not to also get John Green’s preview book…
Also, huge thanks to everyone at IndieGogo and FirstGiving for being so kind and quick dealing with refunds for the donations that were automatically charged $100!!! Definitely some good customer service for both those companies. :)
Cells, like nightclubs, have to be selectively permeable. They have to kick out the things they don’t want, like trash and, uh, ridiculously drunk people and, Justin Bieber fans.
I Am Not a P#$$Y - this video contains mild swear words.
In which Hank rants about being taunted while riding his bike (which is, btw, very unsettling) and then talks a bit about bullying and he he dealt with it (he didn’t) and how you should deal with it (survive.)
The thing about bullies is that they are weak people. The bike taunting story is true, but it’s also a metaphor. Bullies bully because they are weak, not because they people they’re bullying are weak. Their weakness makes them so frightened that they have to find some way to feel stronger.
And, of course, the person getting bullied also feels tremendously weak and inferior, but it’s important to realize that bullying does not come from a place of strength, it comes from weakness and fear. The more they bully, the weaker they become.
This is why I am unsurprised to discover that many of my physically weakest friends are in fact the most brave.
Reblogged for the video description as much as the video.