Laugh at yourself

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Laugh at yourself

Postby Basics » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 pm

If someone tries to bring you down by calling you a name that they think will bother you there is a simple way of dealing with that, laughing at yourself. If you make a joke about yourself when they are you can diffuse the anger in the situation also. Basically you are just taking away the concept of bullying completely because if you are not bothered by the bullying there is no more incentive for the bully and your laughter and willingness to joke about yourself renders them powerless.
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby SaintMichael » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:33 pm

If you come up with the best joke about yourself then the bully will lose interest in you.
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby Shrek » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 pm

Smiling at a bully will ease the tension and let them know that you dont see them as a threat
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby Booster » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:22 pm

Hard to be mad at someone who is smiling when you are trying to make them feel bad
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby Revived » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:01 pm

It is simple, laughing does not equal fighting and if you can make your bully laugh with you then you avoid any conflict.
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby Embark » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 pm

Some of the most loved people in the world were bullied when they were younger but they found out how to make the bullies laugh too and thats what gained them the confidence to come out of their shell.
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby Whispers » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:49 am

Basics wrote :
> If someone tries to bring you down by calling you a name that they think
> will bother you there is a simple way of dealing with that, laughing at
> yourself. If you make a joke about yourself when they are you can diffuse
> the anger in the situation also. Basically you are just taking away the
> concept of bullying completely because if you are not bothered by the
> bullying there is no more incentive for the bully and your laughter and
> willingness to joke about yourself renders them powerless.

Good advice Basics!
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby FREEZE » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:39 am

Honestly if you have the character that you can laugh at your own expense you will have a really carefree life because not many people are strong enough or advanced enough to accomplish this.
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby UChappy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:35 pm

Booster wrote :
> Hard to be mad at someone who is smiling when you are trying to make them
> feel bad

You're right :D
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Re: Laugh at yourself

Postby MizCeeDub » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:01 pm

FREEZE wrote :
> Honestly if you have the character that you can laugh at your own expense
> you will have a really carefree life because not many people are strong
> enough or advanced enough to accomplish this.
I agree and was just thinking this when i saw the post. It sounds good, and stronger more confident ppl can easily ignore those kids who bully, but i think we need to find a way to give those kids who are not as strong, not as confident, who cant ignore the bullying, a way to stand up for themselves. Make it so that others around them dont join in on the bullying, but turn on the bully and stand up for the victim.
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