Love this spoken word piece by Shane Koyczan from TED – you can feel the rage, the passion, the beauty. And so you should, for these battles run longer than just in the playground. Long ago I realised the biggest fuck you to bullies was to live your life well, with beauty, with wonder, and to leave them alone with their devils which will tear them apart. You make your own family, and if your direct family are jerks then go make new ones.
Well it’s an aim, anyways.
And this is a story which goes places I don’t think you’ll expect. Not the fat kid made good dancing monkey bullshit you might expect – especially the original animated piece below. Watch it. (TED video via Doug)