As a young child, I was taunted and called names by other children, as most of us have experienced. Heck, throughout my adult life, I have been taunted and called names.
But you know what? Now, even in my older adult years, people are still calling me nasty names, taunting me, and belittling me in a bullying-type manner; but nowadays, those gutless wonders, those less-than-intelligent people, do not have the courage to do so to my face. Now, they do their name-calling and engage in bully tactics on the internet, places like Facebook and blogs and internet bulletin boards and so on and so forth. An example of such that also happens to be on a very personal note involves Charlotte “Charlie” Hansen, the almost 22 year-old daughter of Garry Thomas Bogdanski Hansen, the younger son of my mother.
Just a few phrases that Charlotte has written on her Facebook page in reference to me in her attempts to demean, denigrate, and deride me in a disrespectful manner include: “Short Man syndrome (better known as the Napoleon complex)” and “you act more as a psychologist than an uncle” and “your urge to be perceived as the intellectual” – and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
It is my opinion that less-than-human people stoop to name calling, belittling others, when they are insecure with themselves, lack self-esteem, and do not have the intellectual capacity to have an open and honest conversation that recognizes and respects differences in opinions and perspectives.