ByAmy Surprenant, writer at
I Write Therefore I Am...Obsessive and Compulsive
Amy Surprenant

There was a time when we made fun of little Wesley on Star Trek the Next Generation. But listen to the advice he gives this little girl about bullies.

This video was taken at Comic Con this year and just discovered on the Internet. And I have to say Wheaton's advice gives me more respect for him for than I've ever felt before.

When I was in grade school, there was a boy who constantly made fun of me and I couldn't get him to stop. I will always remember the advice my mom gave me.

She said, "Next time he's making fun of you, just turn around and say, 'You know what? I really appreciate that you notice me. Thank you.'"

I didn't take it seriously at the time, but the next day when he was bullying me, I said exactly that. His response was a moment of silence, then, "You're welcome."

He never bullied me again.

In what ways have you combated bullies?


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