Stephen Colbert: It gets Better.

Via on Jul 21, 2011

Love this.

If you don’t give the words people say about you power, you have power over them.  And it doesn’t matter what people say about you, it matters who you are.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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6 Responses to “Stephen Colbert: It gets Better.”

  1. Laura says:

    Absolutely love it! Thank you so much for posting!!!

  2. Lezlee says:

    I get this and I have for some considerable time, however, having fun at the moment trying to get my 8 year old to understand! Anyone got tips for how to get through to kids with the same message? He just doesn't get it :-/
    Will show him this clip and see if that helps…..

  3. Lezlee, you just keep reminding them with loving words and fierce protective parental love and eventually they will process it. My daughter finally said, "Enough" to a girl bully in her school after putting up with her crap for about 8 years, and now, her shoulders are a bit broader for the time allowed to absorb the message. When they get it, it can be very powerful for them. Communication with them is key. Hang in there; it sucks so much to see your kids hurting. Just remind them how much you love them and "Ignore, Ignore, Ignore" was my mantra for years to my Sweetie. Peace.
    Thanks for posting this. I love Stephen Colbert and what he stands for.

  4. Lisa says:

    I love this! It is powerful to disarm the bullies or naysayers.

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  6. Linda V. Lewis says:

    Bravo! Never saw him so serious, but still with such a smile–you still think a joke is coming. The joke was on the bully! Maybe even the bully-no-more! Very transformative, at least in that moment!

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