“Don’t cause any trouble.” “It won’t do any good.” “Nothing ever changes.” “You’ll just get fired.” “He’s the boss’ favorite, you’ll get canned.” The litany goes on.
It’s a cultural thing. We are supposed to be tough, supposed to be able to handle it, not be a sissy.
That is empowerment. Definite, hardcore, empowerment. It makes every bully, every wiseass put down artist – well nigh invincible.
If there is anything you should avoid, it’s making some two-bit bullies feel good about themselves.
The article below explains some of the downsides to not speaking out.
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