Being grateful, creates an interesting Emotional Intelligence attribute. Gratefulness especially during difficult times builds the ability to persist in the face of frustration. Hard times bring out the victim mentality in all of us. Being a victim of society ills is also a grim reality. What hampers our healing/moving forward, is getting stuck in the victim role reinforcing the negative thoughts/belief systems. Bullies themselves are victims of physical/emotional abuse. We can lash out to deplete the anxiety or internalize it,hurt ourselves. Teaching our children gratefulness,even bullies,will help them deplete this anxiety in a positive/uplifting way and diminish the need to hurt others.
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