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|Summary of Question:||Physically And Emotionaly Abused In High School For My Indian (Sikh) Culture|
|Date Posted:||Friday, 11/02/2007 8:55 PM MDT|
Sat nam. 1. It is a OK for a Sikh to defend his/herself. When all other means of persuasion of failed, it is JUST to take up the sword.
2. Bullying is something punishable by expelling in some schools. That is, in my book, considered another means of persuasion and does NOT constitute cowardice. I believe you should tell a school counselor. Tell the counselor your faith demands that you defend yourself and you want it on record that these people are bullying you. I'm not saying get expelled. I am saying get an ally and cover yourself with the school administrators by saying something to them. If they don't know, they can't help. Remember that if you don't stop them, they will do this to others. That is why we defend. To stop it cold.
3. Remember the persecution our ancestors took and rememeber that they never forgot they are Sikh and loved. Do not define yourself by these people. I know school is tough, but stand up for yourself and do not expect anyone else too. If you don't now when will you?
4. Recommend you study a martial art of some kind to build self-confidence and esteem.It will help to change your projection from a sense of no worth to true worth.
Guru ang sang,