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You have the right to defend your inner self, too

Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter.  I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.

The Tweet:Flag

Is assertiveness rude? Is it rude set boundaries for jerks, bullies, & bad guys? Value your safety over their egos.

Beyond the Tweet:

If you don’t set boundaries on your time, energy, money, relationships, and emotions, someone else will.

American society has slowly moved from “I’m responsible for me,” to “I’m responsible for you” — in a bad way. Political correctness, social justice, and tolerance concepts that have gone too far allow bullies, bad guys, users, abusers, and narcissists, and jerks to flourish. Time to take back the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • You have the right to defend yourself
  • You have the right to be free of oppression from users, abusers, and predators
  • You have the right chart the course of your life and happiness without paying for everyone else’s emotionally or financially

You are important. You have value. You deserve a life free from the control or attacks of others.

Take claim to your right to safety and never let it be taken away.

Lori Hoeck

I tweet here @LoriHoeck.

Photo: Randy Son Of Robert

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  • Betsy Wuebker January 16, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Hi Lori – I love the “Bill of Rights” in your bullet points. It’s a shame that so many people feel they don’t have even the most basic of these. Unknowingly, an opportunity to be taken advantage of is created! And it’s true, political correctness and extreme tolerance create opportunities for abuse. Great work!

  • Davina January 17, 2010, 12:25 pm

    Hi Lori.
    I was watching a movie last night and the main character stood up for himself. The result was that he became involved in a short confrontation and was stuck in the face a couple of times. I guess we have to pick and choose what to stand up for and what to let go of. Granted, there was no way of predicting the outcome and he would at least have the satisfaction that he was willing to go to bat for himself.

  • Lori Hoeck January 17, 2010, 12:41 pm

    Hi Betsy,
    Thank you. I agree, when you don’t realize you have rights, you won’t use them.

    Hi Davina,
    Yes, standing up for yourself requires discernment. Wisdom and experience can help diffuse a situation. Either way, courage isn’t an easy thing and can come at a price. We have to decide if we want to pay that price or become people pleasing doormats, which takes a toll on us as well.