It's a sad commentary that there's this kind of hate in the world. We can all have differences in opinion and perspective, but to sink to berating a person trying to spread goodwill is cruel. I know the internet is full of trolls, but this ugliness is on another level. It's easy to tear a person down, but what's the point of that? Does this action somehow give the bully a feeling of superiority? Do they receive some kind of satisfaction that they hurt someone's feelings and made them feel less than? What does that say about their own state of mind?
I believe the person who can stoop to such a low level is the one to be pitied. There's something innately wrong when a person can derive pleasure from insulting another. I know that small-minded people will continue to offend from the safety of their couch, but we can't let that unhappy mindset keep us from doing what we love.
It's never easy putting ourselves in the public eye. Presenting our creations and talent, knowing we will be judged harshly, is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage and conviction to follow through on our ideas. If we succumb to the faceless, petty people and not share ourselves, we will be the ones to regret it. We have to trust that what we have to offer is valuable and continuously work to make it the best.
For Granny Coy Bundy, an exciting thing happened, Sherri Shepherd (former View co-host) reached out to her. "I am sorry you have to be dealing w the haters. Please know you bring joy to so many."
"I didn't think that I was even noticed like that," Coy Bundy says. "I didn't know that I could inspire or make other people happy that inspire me and that makes me happy. It's literally surreal. It makes you speechless."
I'm so glad this lovely lady found validation for sharing her talent. How great that Sherri Shepherd took the time to reach out and let Bundy know that she appreciated her work. I believe we all need to lift each other with encouragement and support. We all contribute to society one way or another. Our growth depends on building and expanding our knowledge, and that includes improving our humanity as well.
I hope Granny Coy Bundy's story inspires you to put yourself out there to share your message, talent, and joy.
Here's the whole story by Kerry Justich. TikTok Famous Grandma,47, leaves app after getting cyberbullied by Gen-Z users.