Bullying.

I’m sure I’ve touched on this before; it will be more of a rant I’m afraid.

But I am so sick of people bullying those more fortunate and less fortunate of course. A few years ago, Britney Spears for example was bullied and abused horrendously. Fame clearly got to her and she couldn’t handle it – in return the public was plain and simply vile towards her. I defended her.

When Lady Gaga came out – I must admit I assumed she’d be next as she was quirky and different. But no, who does everyone badmouth and act like fools towards? Justin Bieber – now I’m not a fan of his music, it doesn’t float my boat per se, however he is just a kid well, he was when he started right? I’ve witnessed fully grown adults rant and rave shouting abuse about him. I’ve heard death threats.. All because they don’t like his music and style. People say how awful he is and ‘nobody’ likes him. Ignoring his wealth, fans and success – things they don’t have.

Why must people do this, bullying. ‘Tis just wrong. Just as some of these bullies are so against what happened to the young girl in Canada recently – Amanda Todd. Who actually killed herself for making a mistake which led to her being severely bullied until she couldn’t handle it anymore.

She is still being bullied in her grave.. people making such rude and hateful remarks because of her mistakes – we all make them and she is just a damned child too.. this again includes grown adults who should be ashamed of themselves.

Don’t you find that if people don’t know the victim personally they try to justify their actions as not bullying? As if it makes a difference – they gang together too. I can only hope their children do not suffer at the hands or mouth of a bully. It is after all no different for someone in the public eye to someone out of it. It still hurts..

Personally. If I have a dislike about someone, I avoid them. I don’t remember hearing Justin bieber sing more than once.. why can’t others?

Hero

he·ro/ˈhi(ə)rō/

Noun:
  1. A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities.

That is a definition I quickly found on Google.co.uk , after asking people who I know what their definition of ‘hero’ was. Curiosity really as to why certain people get called a ‘hero’.

A person that does the right thing even at great personal risk?”
“Someone that sacrefice something they hold dear; or at least have the risk of losing it, for the good of someone else!”
Isn’t that the main person in a book or series? Another word for Protagonist….. Female equivalent is heroine.”
Now, lately everywhere I go, someone is being called a hero – from football players (and other sorts of sportsmen, including Olympians) and more recently Felix Baumgartner. I personally don’t understand it, what makes these people heroes?
To me, a hero could be a soldier, sailor, police, firefighter, doctor, paramedic etc, these people save lives, or at least try to, some of them put themselves in danger regularly to do so.
How is a sportsman a hero? What have they done to justify being called a hero? They do a sport not do anything admirable. Sure they are good at what they do. Well, opinions on this vary. But no way are they heroes for winning for their team or beating their own personal goals. This goes for Felix too – what did he do that is so heroic? Sure he jumped 23 miles up, which I am not brave enough to do for fear of my life. However he is a crazy daredevil adrenaline junkie. He claims it is for science also but come on, we know it was for his 15 minutes of fame.. Although even for science  – it doesn’t make him a hero.
Why do people call others ‘hero’ so easily? I can’t help but feel it puts real heroes to shame – making what they do turn to crap and sound like rubbish compared to these so-called heroes who have done nothing to deserve the title.. What is your definition of hero?

Respect and upbringing.

I use stalkbook and lately all I keep seeing are images saying;

“I didn’t grow up, I was raised. I was raised to let elderly have my seat. I was raised to say please and thank you, I was raised to be polite. I was raised to treat others how I wish to be treated” etc.

Under these photos you get lots of comments “I was raised like this” or “Not like the youth of today!!” Then you get the people in real life making similar comments about these awful young people how bad they are, what disgraces they are.. How they can never do anything right.

Stop.Breathe.Think.

Those comments make me laugh.. I mean. Who raised todays youth? Who brought in the silly laws it’s virtually a crime to spank your child?!  Who madde the nanny state? Who didn’t teach these thiings? The older people.  Yet they blame everything on the youth, surely it is their fault? For not raising the youth right?

Now I’ll respect anyone who respects me. I’ll do things for people who don’t expect it. I will be polite and kind – if people are back.

However I find that the elderly in this day and age are rather rude. I have been pushed out of the way. More often than not, they make rude remarks and expect myself and others to just take it. Infact whilst in florida i had an elderly man slam a big metal gate in my then 18 month olds face. He saw us so knew we were coming.

Now please dont assume I am bashing my elders as such for no reason. However I am sick of my generation being blamed and bad mouthed for something that well happened because of our parents generations. And I’m disgusted in the way a lot of people behave, however we don’t pick up bad habits and ways from nowhere. A bit of give and take is needed on both sides I believe.

Respect me and I’ll respect you.

Awesome guys vs Losers.

Not such a serious posting. But.

Did you guys know that there is a guy, from Wales (in a place that much reminds me of Pontypandy. Yes.. You’re right. Fireman Sam.) He’s pretty awesome.  I feel the whole world needs to know how awesome he is.. He even has a milf mother. 😉 Even if he does like a bit of fun with the sheep…

 

And then you get people like a certain one in Australia, who I like to call PeanutSteven.. He’s a loser, completely and utterly rubbish!

love them…

The little house by the sea

Mary-Jane slippers

Crocheted Mary Jane slippers

Mary-Jane slippers

Mary-Jane slippers

Mary-Jane slippers

Fancy making some slippers?  Here’s the pattern I devised for the Mary-Jane slippers I made for my friend.  Each slipper is made in one piece, so there are no seams, and they are made in double crochet (single crochet if you’re American).

Please note: this free pattern is not for resale. All rights reserved. No part of the pattern may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photographs, design, and pattern are intended for personal, non-commercial use only i.e. you are not permitted to sell any items made using this pattern.

I have checked and re-checked the pattern, but if you use it and find any mistakes, or if anything is unclear, please do not hesitate to email me at thelittlehousebythesea at hotmail dot com.  Oh, and if you make these, please add a pic of them to the Flickr group.

Materials

  • Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton or…

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