How Happy is he born or taught,

That serveth not another’s will,

Whose armor is his honest thought,

And simple truth his utmost skill. – H. Wotton


“Bullying” is in the news a lot, especially the new phenomena of using social media to humiliate and abuse. Pressure to fit in is not isolated to our children or in our schools. The workplace and our social circles may exert less visible or blatant pressures, but they can be just as cruel and hurtful. If there is a lesson we can teach our children and ourselves it is —  whatever is before you, do it following right reason, seriously, vigorously, calmly without letting anything or anyone to distract you. Expect nothing, fear nothing, and be satisfied with whatever you are doing for its sake. If you do, with heroic truth in every sound and word you utter you will be happy, and there is no man or woman who is able to prevent this.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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