SoCS April 23/16 – “ta.”


Take it back.

Take off.

Take a running jump.

Each an expression I would have loved to have used against the bullies who affronted me each time they found me on the train home from school.

Thankfully mine was a short journey and they had to be quick to find me, I made sure never to sit in the same spot.

I’m sure karma caught up with them in later life and they realised the errors of their ways but something tells me they didn’t.

They weren’t blessed with manners; they could take it or leave it and more than once the taking was the order of the day. Coming as we all did from alleged Christian homes it always amused me that the worse characters I came across were so often from Christian homes. Where some sense of morality should have been present there was none, no value of human life and possession. It was for so many of them a take take world.

You have it, I want it, I’ll take it. A very simple philosophy on life.


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26 Responses to SoCS April 23/16 – “ta.”

  1. Deb says:

    Bullies should be a dying breed…but amazingly,they seem to be morphing into more evil ways.

  2. Bullying tendencies are synonymous to human lives. It won’t stop as long as there are humans.

  3. Bullies take away lives. Sometimes I do so wish there was karma for that.

    • Michael says:

      We can only hope can’t we.

      • I believe “what goes around, comes around” and it did in my family, and I finally forgave. So maybe there’s a comes around for bullies too.
        Just thinking: wouldn’t it be wonderful if what goes around, comes around meant good passed along rather than bad.

  4. That certainly does seem to be the philosophy of bullies. Very sad!

  5. Enjoyed your discussion on morality, Michael. Karma is an equalizer in a lot of cases.

  6. wildchild47 says:

    You have it, I want it, I’ll take it. A very simple philosophy on life.

    Perfect summation. Far too real as a prevailing attitude in this world. 😦

  7. LindaGHill says:

    And a very egotistical one. I hope they eventually learned their lessons.

  8. Suzy says:

    Happens all over the world. We need to change the social conditioning of I am most important into we and then perhaps we’ll see a change in behaviour. Good post.
    dropping by from SoCS

  9. I have heard that the preacher’s or policeman’s children are the worst. So I think it can be true that just because you identify yourself as righteous does not always hold true.

  10. dalecooper57 says:

    I was bullied ferociously at school for three years. I recently heard one of the bullies had died a few years ago (due to his own stupidity) and felt no guilt whatsoever at my own feeling of satisfaction. Maybe that makes me a bad person. If it does, then I’ll put the blame on my traumatic childhood; how’s that for Karma?

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