Update: The Quantum Creativity Radio Show is one of my online favorites. Co-hosts Cezarina Trone and Santari Green interviewed me on June 28th, 2011 to discuss THE BULLY BOOK. It’s thirty minutes, and was loads of fun. LISTEN HERE.
Hay House is one of the world’s largest publishers of New Thought and Self-Help material. Earlier this year I went on a cruise with them, essentially, so I could gain entrance into their publishing contest. The deadline, for which, is June 28th — by which time I’ll have submitted my proposal to Reid Tracy and Cheryl Richardson. The book I am proposing is:
THE BULLY BOOK:
A Peace Manual to Move Human Hearts
From A Culture of Cruelty
to an Era of Empathy
The premise is simple. And surprising.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bully’? Probably a long list of bad, unfavorable adjectives, right? Things like: antagonizer, browbeater, coercer, intimidator, oppressor, persecutor, tormenter.
A bully is a person who hurts, persecutes, or intimidates weaker people.
Regardless of your age or station in life, I’m pretty sure you know someone like this. Maybe even a lot of someones. Which shouldn’t be surprising as our current culture practically prepares you to be a cruel competitor very capable of taunting and general meanness. The widely held belief is that cruelty is normal — just a part of our human nature. Aren’t you tired of this lame cop-out? I sure am.
Here’s my twist. Ready? To be twisted?
- …a visionary who fantasizes about a kinder, gentler society;
- …a student who is enduring bullying at school;
- …an employee who is enduring bullying at work;
- …a lover who is enduring bullying in your relationship;
- …a citizen who is enduring bullying by their government;
- …a parent or educator concerned that your child or students are involved with bullying; or
- …a bystander who accidentally grew tolerant of abuse in any form, but now wants to change that.
then this book is for you. I’m writing it as a provocative conversation-starter that asks, “What would it look like if we stopped expecting cruelty from ourselves and others?” “What if we allowed the evolution of our soul, that wants to show us how to feel safe at all times without the need for violence?” “What if we became more verbal and visible about our ideals, rather than passive and quiet?”
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.” (Albert Einstein)
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