What do Stephen Spielberg, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba and Tom Cruise all have in common (besides being household names, of course)? They were all victims of bullying.
Recently I've had to deal with my own little cyber bully here on Polyvore and it made me think about just how much more difficult it must be for children today. During my youth (and I'm dating myself here) the world wide web was still quite new. Nowadays it's just too easy to hide behind a pseudonym and say hateful things to someone. But what does that really accomplish? In order to combat someone who is a bully, one must understand their mindset. Bullies are the type of people who try and hide their own inadequacies by tormenting others. Sadly, this type of behavior doesn't always stop at adolescence. There are people who masquerade as adults that are involved in this sort of shameful behavior as well (such as the aforementioned individual). For them I have no tolerance. As adults were are walking examples for our youth. If we conduct ourselves in a disrespectful manner, what do we teach them? 

"When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end you end up polished and they end up useless."
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