A few things that tell you a little about me and my beliefs:
Intolerance. It’s not just a closed mind.. it’s a closed heart. Intolerance breeds bullying. Bullying kills.
If you’re struggling with bullying and intolerance issues ..here’s a word or two from some folks who are happy to support victims:
Cyberbullying and online harassment used to be considered “something you can’t do much about”. That’s no longer true.
You may be young and struggling to be heard.. but you CAN make a difference. Don’t shout and scream and argue.. think, act, speak out:
“I can’t do this”, “I hate my situation”, “I’m worthless”? It’s a lie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc4HGQ...
There are people all over the world who will help you find the strength you need when the going gets tough.
In UK and worried about something online? This site may be just what you are looking for. It’s focus is on child protection but it has excellent advice for anyone who is worried about hacking, pornography, viruses, harassment and a whole lot else: http://www.ceop.police.uk Encourage your kids/parents/teachers to check out the site and its many useful links. For specific help on cyberbullying you might like to explore:
Be good to those you meet on your way up in life, you may meet them on the way down.
Everyone in this world deserves respect for what they do. Even the President needs the services of a toilet attendant at some point.
When you’re at the top of the ladder, never be rude to the guy at the bottom, he’s the one holding it!
Every person knows something you do not. A man who digs ditches knows more about digging ditches than the man who builds space stations.
Be what you like but make sure your heart is in the right place.
Black, white, brown, all of us are pink in the middle.
Two eyes, two ears, two arms, one mouth, see, hear and hug twice as much as you shout.
Kissing your enemies confuses them completely and scares the hell out of them.
Did you really need that paper or did the tree need it more?
PS. I’m a real mature adult woman. No, I’m not a female impersonator but I do do an excellent impression of a goose ;)
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Where did you grow up?
uk,europe, middle east... actually, i don't think I have finished growing up!
Where do you live now?
uk/europe/wherever I lay my hat!
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
Bachelors, Postgraduate (Phd) -
What subjects did/do you enjoy the most at school?
What's your favorite sport or sports?
What kinds of jobs have you held? Industries too!
real-life mother, teacher/lecturer, special needs educator, home-maker, PA, secretary, translator, waitress, clown (yes, really!), whatever needed doing to pay the bills ! Oh and people sometimes consult me and demand I speak to them about this and that... or ask me to write an article or two or sit on a committee or talk nonsense and data at them..
What hobbies are you into?
house renovation, cookery, crafts, antiques, art, cultural diversity, organic gardening, animal welfare,
What causes are you concerned about today?
advocator for the revival of Common Sense! the absence of humanity in our modern world, human rights, the environment, compassionate farming, ethical retailing, animal welfare,international relations, education, learning disabilities/difficulties, gifted children, family issues, law and legislation, Families Separated by Conflict, DFES working party on cyberbullying and internet safety, and many many more! Currently involved in a number of projects, exploring and researching and boring people silly with my findings! I support a number of organisations and charities. Right now, in 2012, they include: http://www.warchild.org.uk/ , http://www.actionaid.org.uk/, www.nspcc.org.uk, www.shelter.org.uk/
If you claim a political party affliation, which is it?
is there a party where politicians don't lie, live on a basic wage like the rest of the country and only speak common sense in words we can all understand? Yes? If so.. where do I sign up?
Which religion (if any) do you follow?
I believe that any religion that manifests itself in goodness has something to offer the world