Daily Archives: December 11, 2011
Posted by Tobi-Dawne
I’ve got an issue with people in positions of authority who feel the need to dictate their will over others – especially when inappropriate (and let’s be honest, it’s pretty much always inappropriate). It’s something I’ve had a problem with for as long as I can remember, and I have a really difficult time keeping myself in check when I witness anything along these lines… And yes, I’ve acted to my own detriment in an effort to stop behavior like this (whether or not the offense involves me). I have a problem with it. I can’t help it. Honestly.
I thought, as an adult, that the days of people attempting to assert their will, their way of doing things, their “it’s my way or the highway” attitude over me were way past gone. But apparently I was wrong. And I’m now facing a choice of fighting, and risking losing something that means the world to me, or letting it slide and filling with resentment but maintaining my role in something that matters. I’m not a happy camper.
So… what’s a grrrl to do? I know I’m right in this situation. I haven’t done anything wrong, I haven’t bridged any ethical boundries (if anything the bullying on behalf of an organization is what’s wrong). I just can’t abide people using their power – whether it’s the bullies in school who were bigger or the bullies of the adult world who have some semblance of power… A bully is a bully is a bully. And it’s something I take issue with.
I hate being put into this situation. Not freaking cool. 😦