This movie’s heroine is Rachel Lang, Carrie’s half-sister. Telekinesis runs in the family and she has it too. The character, Sue, the lone survivor of the Black Prom in the first Carrie movie, is now the high school counselor. Sue notices Rachel’s powers and she takes an interest in Rachel and, at the same time, is leery of the powers Rachel possesses. Rachel is also bullied by her classmates and, like her half-sister, unleashes the full extent of her powers in the end, raining fiery justice on her school bullies.
The first time I saw Carrie was when I was a senior in high school and I couldn’t help but hurt for her.
She’s a high school senior who’s bullied by her classmates and abused by her psychotic and religious fanatic mother. It seems that Carrie can never get away from the drama and she longs for the things that everyone else seems to come by so easily.
One thing she does have that her classmates don’t is telekinetic powers- powers that she uses as a powerful weapon at the end of the movie. And when I got to see her pour out her wrath upon the people who treated her so badly, I was cheering her on inside and find myself secretly wishing that I too had those powers.
I think we all did if we ever saw the movie.
“Carrie” was Stephen King’s first published book that soared to the top of the best seller list, then became a movie in the 70’s. It’s an awesome movie for Halloween. If you haven’t seen it, you should.
Changing words and definitions is the thing today
Mass mental illness and insanity on full display
The dumbing down of our society took a slow creep
Turning too many people into a docile herd of sheep
The wussification of America didn’t happen overnight
Immorality, hate, and treason slowly normalized and made “right”
Now, they’re trying to normalize pedophilia and pedophiles
I’ll bury them where they fall if they ever touch my child
They promote child porn and sex trafficking
They’re way past due for their day of reckoning
Soon we’re gonna light up the sky
When we make the pedophiles fry
The family unit being attacked and destroyed
It’s where they start to have a nation torn
Schools, colleges, and universities preaching hate and division
All to satisfy the CCP in the name of Communism
Through distraction, destruction, and projection
The Cloward-Piven Plan executed to perfection
Slowly, surely, incrementally, and barely noticeable over time
Was the evil and glee of the haters who aren’t worth a dime
Criminals, crazies, robbers, thieves, and murderers hailed as heroes
Servicepeople, veterans, Christians, and Patriots deemed as zeroes
But there are more of us than there will ever be of them
And we’ll work quietly behind the scenes to be free again
Howdy, everyone! I want to thank my fellow blogger Zakia for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award! I frequently visit her blog because I enjoy reading her posts so, please check out her blog. I believe this award nomination is an opportunities to get to know other bloggers and to give recognition for their work!
The RULES are as follows:
1.Thank the blogger who nominated you and links back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 further questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog
Here are Zakia’s questions:
1.What do you think about life? It definitely has it’s ups and downs. LOL
2. When did you start writing, and why? When I was ten years old. When I was ten, I wrote for fun. Later, I wrote as an outlet because I was being bullied in school.
3. Do you believe in dreams? Are they real? I do believe that dreams can be premonitions.
4. Did you change? If yes, why? I’m forever changing. If you’re not changing, you’re only stagnating and not growing.
5. If you become a president of an under-developed country, What changes will you do on priority? Set up a budget for water system, better food availability, etc.
6. Who is your true love? My husband, Mike.
7. What is your approach to being helping hand? Getting the truth out and participating.
8. How do you deal with happiness and sadness? I write.
9. Do you love coffee or tea? And why? Tea. I’ve always loved tea better than coffee.
10. How is socializing to you? Do you enjoy? I love to socialize because it’s fun.
11. Lastly, What is your best memory in life? Family get-togethers and vacations when I was growing up.
Now, here are my questions for my nominees:
1. What is your favorite car?
2. Would you prefer to go to Hawaii or Alaska for vacation?
3. What’s your favorite book genre- horror or suspense?
4. How do you prefer to unwind at the end of the day, TV or Music?
5. What is your favorite season of the year?
6. What is your favorite movie of all time?
7. Strawberries or blueberries?
8. Have you ever seen the Northern Lights in person?
9. Have you ever seen the ocean in person?
10. Do you like to ride horses?
11. Who was your favorite teacher in school?
My Nominations (so excited!):
- uniquelyfitblog.wordpress.com (Cindy Georgakas)
- https://voyage-onirique.com/ (Angelilie)
- Jasleen Manifests
- https://kristiann1.com/ (Kristi Ann)
- Philip Edwards
- https://culturevultureexpress.wordpress.com/ (lisarey1990)
- katiemiafrederick.wordpress.com (KatieMiaFrederick)
- Jeff Flesch
- https://frombehindthepen.wordpress.com/ (Kym Gordon Moore)
That was fun! Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope you enjoyed reading my answers. I am uber-excited for the nomination!
Have a fantabulous weekend guys!
Although traumatic experiences are never good nor fun, they can shape us into better people later and give us the drive and passion to want to help others who endure the same experiences, or, even better, to prevent others from enduring the same traumas. However, it depends on several factors- whether we’ve healed enough, our overall attitudes, and what we’ve learned from the terrible experiences.
Any traumatic experience a person endures can be used for good later and can be their launch pad to unimaginable heights and unlimited success.
Here are a few scenarios:
1.A 13-year-old girl is a victim of a natural disaster. A horrific tornado hits her neighborhood and kills her family, but she barely survives. She is left lying in the hospital for two months, fighting for her life. Because of this, she develops a strong passion for figuring out weather situations and patterns. She gets the education through training, either self-taught or classroom, then later helps to design a weather warning system that provides much longer warning times and, therefore, more time for people to get to safety. Even better, she thoroughly enjoys it and is excited about doing it!
2. A young, married father is involved in a horrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. The accident kills his wife and six-month-old baby daughter but leaves him in I.C.U. fighting for his life. He develops an interest in learning about intoxicated drivers and the effects of driving under the influence, then using it to warn others. Later, he helps many people and builds his success by speaking publicly about the dangers of driving drunk.
My point is that no matter what you go through in life, you have the delicious opportunity to use it for great results later, and to make a difference in the lives of others.
Sadly, past severe trauma can defeat most people, leaving them to live lives of severe depression and self-defeat. And it’s easy to do when you’ve experience trauma so deep it changed your life. Therefore, in no way would I ever judge the people this has happened to because I understand, and my heart goes out to them.
For quite a few years, my past traumas had me defeated. I battled severe depression and lived a miserable existence because I hadn’t yet discovered what I could do with my past trauma. I hadn’t yet discovered my purpose, my passion, and the thing I would enjoy most. I hadn’t yet found my life’s work and it was because I didn’t yet know how to turn what happened to me into something good. In fact, I didn’t even realize it was possible.
But I’m blessed! I found a way to turn everything bad that happened to me into something good- a way to turn my pain into power. And it made all the difference in my battle.
In fact, it changed my life!
And though I would never discredit therapy or medication in battling any mental illness or psychological injury, I can tell you that I was on anti-depressants and in therapy for a while. And yes, it did help, but only temporarily. For me, it was only a band-aid.
It cured the symptoms, but not the root cause.
Again, I’m in no way advocating against counseling and medications because there is a legitimate need for those therapies and many people would be in big trouble without them. And I’ll be the first to tell you that many benefits come with mental health care.
There are scores of mentally ill people who acquired those illnesses due to psychological injuries caused from adverse childhood and life-experiences. It changes the chemistry of the brain and in many cases, meds and counseling are required.
Before I go on, I’d like to provide a disclaimer here: I can’t speak for anyone else who has battled a mental illness. I can only speak for myself and from my own experiences and outcomes.
And I can tell you that, what helped me more than anything, was when I began using my past traumas for the good and betterment of others. I truly believe that turning any past adversity into good and finding your purpose in it is THE best way to dial down the psychological injuries which cause mental illness. It’s how you use it to live a purposeful life.
This has created many positive experiences. And creating positive experiences to balance out the negative is the best cure of all.
So, find a way to use your trauma for good. Develop an interest in and passion for learning about the very thing that traumatized you and tried to defeat you. Learn about it from all angles. Learn the roots of it, the causes or reasons behind it- everything!
Make it not only your purpose but also your joy to help people who either have been or are going through what you endured.
And that’s how you heal the psychological injuries that caused your mental illness and, ultimately, regain control of your life!
Know that you can use your scars to reach the stars!
By nature, children are happy and carefree. Their only responsibilities are to obey their parents and guardians and to complete homework and a few chores. Outside of those responsibilities, they engage in play and pretend, or they’re supposed to.
Bullying has a way of stealing everything that matters from you.
Bullying steals your happiness and takes the joy out of life.
It strips you of your confidence and self-esteem, and with them your sense of safety, security, and peace of mind.
Bullying takes away your dignity and respect, and with it your pride.
Bullying gags you, silencing your voice and overall ability to communicate.
It robs you of self-expression.
Bullying snatches away love and belonging.
It steals your ability to think for yourself and forge your own path in society.
After a while, it tires you out, wears you down, and zaps you of energy.
Bullying steals your childhood and causes you to grow up way to fast. It takes away your innocence and faith in humanity. If you’re a bullied adult, it takes away dignity, respect, and good-standing in a community.
In a nutshell, it robs you of power, of autonomy, and of freedom!
As with anything that is stolen, you can always get it back! And how you get it all back is by keeping company with those who love and uplift you, indulging in your hobbies, displaying your talents, focusing on your goals and dreams, and reciting affirmations every day! You also get it back by working on yourself. You do it by changing your thinking!
Here’s a quick note: I’ve found that when I focus on my goals and where I want to go in life, I don’t have time to focus on any bullying or negativity! Try it! You’ll love it!
I won’t lie to you. It will be tough, and it will take a while. But nothing worth anything is easy or quick. Right?
You’ll never get back the years they bullied you. But if you put in the inner work needed, you’ll eventually get back your confidence, your dignity and everything else they took from you.
I promise you! It’s worth it in the end and you’ll be so glad you were patient and put in the work!
Most of us can make friends and be influential. However, when bullies target us, it’s easy to lose our confidence and self-esteem, and, therefore, lose our ability to schmooze, and to exude that je ne sais quoi that naturally attracts people and draws them to us.
So, what is that je ne sais quoi that people covet so much? What is that something that some were born with, yet most can’t seem to put their finger on? What is that mysterious allure these people have that is so captivating that it makes others want to because friends and business partners with them?
Here’s your answer. That je ne sais quoi is called social intelligence. Some may call it charm or charisma. But whatever you call it, it’s something you need to overcome a bad reputation your bullies unjustly caused you to be labeled with.
Have you ever seen a girl or guy, who was, by society’s standards, “ugly as a dog,” yet they had a long line of suitors waiting anxiously to date them? Have you ever known a businessman, who was sneaky as a cat and slithery as a snake, yet could get all the customers and business associates? And did you ever look at these people with envy because you wanted to possess the magic that they did?
I can tell you that I did when I was young. But back then, when I asked my dad how I could go about getting some of that allure, he shot me off my saddle. I was about 14 at the time. This was before he stopped drinking and before we become close again and it seemed my innocent question was an affront to him.
He told me in a scolding tone, “Listen, darling girl, that stuff cannot be taught. It’s not something you can learn. You’ve either got it or you don’t. You’re either born with it, or you’re not. So, you need to accept it and make do with what little personality qualities God choose to bless you with. You’re going to have to cope with the fact that some things, you’re just stuck with.”
This broke my heart because I was already a target of bullying then and I was desperately searching for ways and habits I could form to make myself less a target. Even then, I knew that one had to have at least a degree of persuasive abilities to survive and get through this life. I also knew that bullying was something that held it’s targets back in so many ways.
I wasn’t only brokenhearted, I was crushed. So, I gave up on my quest for a long time and just resigned myself to the possibility that I would always be a target and began to feel hopeless.
Thank goodness that about four years later, I discovered that my dad was wrong and this je ne sais quoi I so strongly desired was, in fact, something people could learn and practice until it became like second nature. And so, I began a years-long quest of ordering and checking out books on irresistible charm and practicing what I learned. And it ended up paying huge dividends!
Before I give you the answers, I must note that, the tips I suggest will never work on your bullies or anyone else who knows you in the bullying environment. I say this because these people already have their minds made up about who you are. Their judgements of you only become iron clad and nothing will ever change their minds. But that’s okay, do you really want to change their minds. And, at this point, do you really care what they think?
Therefore, I’ve always suggested finding a way to leave the bullying environment and going somewhere where you can start fresh with a clean slate. And once you’re in a brand-new environment, you can then put what you’ve learned to good use.
So, what are ways a target of bullying can schmooze successfully and make friends, connections, and allies of the new people he/she meets? Look no further, because here they are:
1. Smile! And by smile, I mean do it authentically. A real, genuine smile is one complete with the crinkles around the outer corners of the eyes. If there are no crinkles around the eyes, the smile is fake.
2. When you’re talking to a person, say their name. According to Dale Carnegie’s book, entitled, “How to Make Friends and Influence People,” a person’s name is music to their ears. Saying their name when you speak to them just makes them feel that having a conversation with you is all the better.
3. Engage in small talk. Never talk about anything deep. Great small talk conversations discuss topics such as the weather, sports, movies, music, and current events (just don’t go to deep on the current events).
4. Become interested in other people and their lives. People always love someone who’s interested in them.
5. Make people feel good about themselves. If your next-door neighbor’s wife has a brand-new hairdo and you think it looks great, tell her that. If a couple in your church has just had a baby, congratulate them and compliment them on how adorable their baby is. Genuine, heart-felt compliments can make someone’s day. So, don’t be short on praises and compliments.
6. Say, “Thank you.” If your nephew mowed your lawn for you and your yard looks great, thank him for it and tell him what a great job he has done.
7. Ask questions (without being nosy, of course). Ask innocent questions. For example, if your business partner has a son who’s in his first year of college, ask, “How’s your son doing in school?” or “How does your son like college life so far?” Your business partner will appreciate that you thought to ask and he’ll like you more for it.
8. Be kind. In the increasingly cruel world we live in, a kind word goes a long way. Especially for people who are bullied and abused because they’re the ones who need kindness the most. If someone is having a difficult time, give them encouragement. Finding the voids that people have and filling it for them is the best way to make their day and they’ll appreciate you for it. Remember that kindness costs nothing. So, spread it around!
These are some of the best ways to schmooze and increase your charisma and likability. However, if you’re a target of bullying, you might be too afraid to do these things. But you must take the first step, and do it scared, but once you do and the more you do it, the easier it will come to you until it becomes like second nature.
With knowledge comes empowerment!
Notice: I will delve deeper in my upcoming eBook, “Schmooze It or Lose It: Ways to Increase Charisma and Live Down a Bad Reputation”
Ridicule is indeed one of the most powerful weapons against a target. No one wants to be ridiculed. Many people, in fact, consider death to be a better option. However, we must continue to remind ourselves that there are reasons bullies use it and the number one reason is to contain threats to their status and power.
In other words, anytime your bullies dial up the ridicule, it’s likely because they see you as threat. Maybe they’re on high alert because you somehow give them the impression that you see through their bullshit and that you just might expose them to the rest of the world and cause them to lose respect and topple them from their proverbial thrones.
And now, they must do some damage control. You made trouble for them and now they must jump through hoops to re-enforce their power and control of you. Because, if they can’t have power over you or anyone else, they deem inferior, then who can they have power over? Who else is there to dominate?
Understand that this is how bullies’ minds operate. So, without further ado, here are the 3 purposes of ridicule:
1.To silence you. As I’ve stressed many times before, anytime you report bullying or speak out against it, bullies will turn up the ridicule. They’ll laugh and call you “crazy,” “crybaby,” “whiner,” “wuss,” or other such names. Trust me. It’s all designed to shut you up and give the appearance that you’re weak and they’re still in control and unafraid.
But they’re very afraid. So, they use something they know is likely to work- and stick.
2. To ruin you in the eyes of others. Ridicule has a powerful contagion effect and bystanders love to join in. And once you get ridiculed a few times, you become an outcast and at the bottom of the pecking order. Once you’ve lost respect, you’ve lost credibility as well.
3. To induce fear of social rejection. As mentioned earlier, many people fear death less than they do social rejection and alienation. Ridicule is the best way to mar a person in the eyes of others. Once a person is ridiculed, people shun them because they fear that if they associate with the target, they may be ridiculed and rejected too.
4. To keep you under their thumb. When people ridicule a target, they’re asserting power and dominance over that person. Ridicule is one of the best ways to strip someone of their personal power and lord dominance over them.
5. To punish you for stepping out of your place. Whether you speak out against abuse, you succeed at something, or outshine who perceive themselves to be the “ruling clique,” in the minds of bullies, you’re stepping out of your place, and you must be dealt with, not only as punishment, but to be made an example to others that this could happen to them to if they get out of line.
6. To keep you subdued. Fear keeps most people subdued and and the ruling clique in power. When you’re afraid, you’re more than likely to keep your head down and go along to get along.
7. To shame and humiliate you. Shame and humiliation are also powerful weapons, and they break your self-esteem very easily. Bullies use these to weaken you and take the fight out of you. And once your self-esteem is broken, you’re least likely to defend yourself.
In a nutshell, ridicule is designed to strip you of power. However, if you see the ridicule for what it is and know the reasons behind it, your self-esteem is less likely to take a big hit and you will better be able to stand against it and let the bullies know that you won’t be jerked around. Remember that this knowledge can be a power all its own.
With knowledge comes empowerment!