"Yeah but I thought… when I saw you before you said that your people could change."
Did you wonder why Helena was wearing Felix’s helmet when she arrives at Art’s? That’s because originally Helena and Felix were supposed to have a whole scene where they doubled on Felix’s bike. It was first pitched to the room as a throw to E.T. with Helena riding on the front handlebars. But due to weather (snow) we weren’t able to film the scene. At least we still get to see Helena in the backwards helmet! —The Hive Recap: Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
Oh man. I’m not sure if I’m the right person to ask since I’ve been in the military for years, but okay.
First thing I’d like to say is that if you’re negatively affected by their insults, then you need to stop, step back, and realize that you’re letting a bunch of pathetic idiots with nothing better to do in their lives control you.
I’m sorry if this offends you, but being passive and nice isn’t going to change shit. I roll my eyes whenever people think everything will be solved diplomatically. This world is fucking cruel. If someone’s gonna be an asshole to you, then you better fucking stand up for yourself or they’ll keep doing it. If you show people you aren’t taking any bullshit and you don’t give a flying fuck, then I guarantee they won’t mess around with you anymore.
Don’t think you’re alone. I was in the same situation as you, but during Boot Camp because I was the Guide of my Platoon and one asshole took advantage of that since the Leaders are supposed to be good boys that keep a clear head. It was Boot Camp, so a complaint system doesn’t exist, it’s every recruit for himself, and I already had enough stress, so guess what? I said fuck that, and I beat the shit out of him. Ended up losing my guidon for that, and I got slayed by my Drill Instructors until my lungs burned and my back was sore from being forced to do a front plank position and yelling “DISCIPLINE IS THE INSTANT WILLINGNESS AND OBEDIENCE TO ALL ORDERS, RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY, SELF-RELIANCE, AND TEAMWORK, SIR!” for hours (Haha, It’s been years and I still remember that shit because the memory of the pain never goes away), but I earned my guidon back in a few weeks as well as respect and that dickhead learned his lesson.
Like the asswipe who thought I wouldn’t risk my guidon, bullies are persistent because they think you wouldn’t do anything to risk getting in trouble. Does that mean violence is always the answer? No it’s not, but sometimes it’s necessary when you don’t have anything else to fall back upon, and tbh, kicking their ass is worth it.
Some confidence advice? Keep eye contact, start being more aggressive, yell more, and be louder. People with shy personalities and quiet voices are normally the ones targeted by bullies. Plus, getting all that shit out of your lungs is a real breather, and it’s fun to act a little wild and free for a change.
If we’re dating I will get you sexually frustrated a lot just to amuse myself