Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I Ain't Afraid of No Troll

“A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.” Maya Angelou

Comedian and Actress Leslie Jones has received enormous publicity lately and not for her comedic talents. Ms. Jones became the target of racial terrorism and social bullying. The fact is that it doesn’t matter how great, fabulous, beautiful or funny you are to be a target. So don't look now, but lurking behind you is a mobile app of popularity or success in life is a troll. From a child in grade school or a student attending high school or even a comedian at the peak of your career; no matter the age, you can be subject to be confrontation by a troll. And at any age or circumstance, how you handle the matter is predicated on what you chose to tell yourself.

Trolls and bullies are one in the same only with different methods of harassing behaviors. They pounce on opportunities to deliver malicious rumors and catapulting insults like a pie throwing contest in an arena that appears safety and comfort of fingertips at a keyboard and ass possible on a toilet while dropping terms like putrid feces from a rotten gut. Yes; these are disgusting beings clinging to a life void of attention; namely yours. Unfortunately, for some who find success in the workplace or a career, they are more subjected to random or a sudden barrage of attacks. The goal is to shatter your foundation of belief. First thing to re-anchor yourself in a solid belief system; repeat a series of statements or read a chapter from your favorite motivational book that helped you to achieve the success you have today. Be mindful and still to stabilize yourself from these attacks. You must be aware of why you became the target. The hurtful comments are simply mirroring the attackers’ ignorance, jealousies and inferiorities.

How do you handle an orchestrated campaign of attack by trolls? ‘What do you chose to tell the word and what do you chose to tell yourself?’ Here are a few statements by some famous people who at some point in their careers dealt with trolls.

Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
If there's something strange in you twitter feed Who you gonna call?
Troll Busters
If there's something weird And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
Troll Busters
I ain't afraid of no Troll
You Go Gurl!