Stop Cyberbullying Day - Friday, March 30th 2012

Back in 2007, Andy Carvin posted a blog encouraging other people to not only celebrate March 30th as "Stop Cyberbullying Day" but to enforce it, as a recognized problematic issue in the world today. He stated several examples as to why it was important, including his example about Kathy Sierra, a programming instructor and game developer from California. Kathy is a victim of cyberbullying. She is a nice person, but she is quite vulnerable, as she let them intimidate her so bad, she didn't even leave her house. Now, that is just emotionally disgusting if you ask me. That people are so spiteful and hateful, that they threatened a woman for having a voice. Technology is a world that is interconnected through a machine and various software. It is a whole new world that allows you to connect with people without traveling to them. You don't use all of your senses, so therefore; it is not life. A lot of people abuse technology on various wavelengths and think it is "cool" to knock a person down because being an incognito yet coward cretin gives them pride within themselves because after all, they have no real goals and absolutely zero accomplishments.

I can honestly say that I am a current victim of cyberbullying. If I am not posting a picture of myself, receiving hate messages, as a result, I am receiving numerous death threats for absolutely no reason at all. My guess is some people feel affected by my freedom of speech and ability to project my liberty onto my readers. I understand that not everyone thinks on my wavelength, but I do not believe I should be cyberbullied simply because I wrote something you disagree with. Most of the messages are insanely irrational that I have received and currently do receive, so I just laugh for a second and delete them. Interesting how I, Sarah Afshar, with virtually no effort, whatsoever have managed to rattle their cage to an extent that they feel the need to bully, intimidate, and harass me. Can we say fragile psyche?

It is very obvious why people feel the need to cyberbully other people. They garner a sense of pride (which I have stated previously) because all of the foibles that currently define them as people exceed their strengths. Not to say that they do not have strengths, but because their weaknesses exceed them, it destroys their full potential. Ad hominem and other slander ad nauseum is banal and really can't hurt a person who is secure. The reality is cyberbullies have no real accomplishments. The goals they have set for themselves are not practical, even though most convince themselves that they are. Cyberbullies like the feeling of being liberated because they have convinced themselves that their words can control another person's psyche and/or bring them down to what they assume would hurt that person. Cyberbullies tend to feel isolated because they, themselves are bullied. It is almost like a pattern and it continues because most of these individuals haven't discovered their full potential and that, my friends, is a very sad thing.

I could go on and on and possibly write (and as sad as it may sound) a 300 page dissertation about this subject not only because I am a victim myself and have been for years prior (bullying, etc) but because I have managed to get into the heads of these people, which is a great thing. Considering it's a dopamine diversion.

Now to you cyberbullies that think you are "winning", you're not. Let’s face it, I don't have to physically fight you, especially when life's already doing a phenomenal job already kicking your (__!__) and more than I ever could in the first place. All I have to do is consistently show you why I own you on an intellectual level, just as I have been doing, and just as I'll always do. So keep playing the games, spreading lies, and cyberbullying me because what goes around, comes around, and springs into action. Those nasty remarks you make about me do not define me, however; it is very clear that they define you. No matter how much time and effort you put into trying to knock me down, I remain standing and guess what? No matter what your friends tell you, the good is not in your favor by the vast majority of status quo society. And it's for that reason that I have to plead the 5th and maintain my silence regarding your personal flaws, foibles, and the whole cornucopia of your own shortcomings that currently define you. The moment you mentioned my name, as the moment you mention my name proves that I am already the winner.

Let's celebrate Stop Cyberbullying Day on Friday, March 30th 2012.

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Anonymous said…
Great read! Sorry that you have to deal with bullies.
Anonymous said…
Cyberbullying is horrible.
Anonymous said…
This is just terrible. Sorry you had to endure that.
Empress said…
The bullies you deal with are obviously jealous women. You handle them well and your response says it all.
Anonymous said…
No one deserves to be cyberbullied.
Anonymous said…
Great read! Very true. Great way of handling it, might I add.