What Rocky Balboa has to do with Bullying

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One of the most agreed upon best inspirational speeches ever comes from
the movie Rocky VI . Rocky, a celebrity boxer, hits his son (who is clouded
by the frustrations of living under his famous father’s shadow) with a string
of words that not only seems to uplift him, but everyone who listens:
“[T]he time c[a]me for you to be your own man and take on the world, and
you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being
you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good.
And when things got hard, you started lookin’ for something to blame, like a
big shadow.
Let me tell you something you already know.The world ain’t all sunshine
and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough
you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if
you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about
how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving
forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how
winning is done!”
What does this have to do with Brāv? Well, Brāv knows life isn’t perfect
either, and we often have to go through a lot of unnecessary strife. As a
result, Brāv provides the resources to keep on moving forward. Getting
hassled or maligned? Don’t internalize it, weighing you down; let’s hash out
our differences with Brāv.
Like Rocky, Brāv encourages, “now if you know what you’re worth, then go
out and get what you’re worth! But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And
not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or
her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than
Brāv knows your worth. Brāv knows you’re better than that. Do you?

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