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In my new book Consequences, the subject is bullying and mistreatment. Some people know they are bullies, but others just believe they are strong willed, that they intimidate or coerce. They think that “It’s just the way I am,” or “This is how I was raised.”

In many cases that is true. They have learned from their parents who have told them that to be successful in life, they have to be self-centered, be strong, and not to allow others to get in their way. There is no compassion for the weak or the poor, they truly believe that is a condition or a state that can be avoided, as everyone has the means to become what they want to be. That is not so. To get off the floor you need some help, sometimes a lot, sometimes very little. A simple word of encouragement can do it, or…

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