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Manual for killing trolls

EM PORTUGUES AQUI: Como matar um troll
EN ESPANOL AQUI: Como matar un troll


” And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out” ( John, 2:15)

1] Bullying/trolling only happens to people who have made an impact on the world.
If you are being bullied, it is because you are someone who makes a difference.
If you are not convinced about this theory, please read the comment box or a Twitter search of any news on any celebrity – artist, politician, sportsperson, etc.

2]Bullying/trolling is a sign of pathological behavior of frustrated people. To help them, you have to kill the troll that lives inside them.

3] And the only way to kill a troll is by making him/her aware that there is no such thing as anonymity on the internet. Therefore, anything they do now will have consequences in the future.
Maybe not next month or next year, but one day they will need you.

4] So keep a list of these bullies/trolls and one day they will ask your help. And you will say without feeling guilty: “NO”.

5] Insults may hurt you now, but a warrior of the light is patient. Sooner or later you will have the last word!

It is not a matter of being vindictive, but of respecting yourself and what you do. Adversaries are there to test you and your will
Trolls do not deserve mercy, because they do not respect anyone, finding themselves “powerful” because they naively think they are acting anonymously.

People who spread hatred and darkness should be treated as they deserve. You can also choose to ignore them, in the name of “forgiveness”, but they will continue to spread anger and pain.
Therefore, first forgive, and then hit hard.

When I was young I was very vulnerable and people used to take advantage of putting me down so they could shine. I was hurt, desperate and alone, but I could do nothing except to wait.
I decided to create two lists: one of people that I would thank and help in the future (in my book The Zahir I write about the Favour Bank ) and a list of those who hurt me.

The day arrived when both groups needed me. And I could repay my debts and ignore the pleas of those who were always putting me down.
And I can assure you, more than 150 in the second list asked me for help in the past 10 years. Of course I was very polite, but I told them why I was not going to help.

I have had my Favour Bank List and my Blacklist for the past 30 years. I don’t update my list anymore, but my office does this diligently.

The Law of Jante
11 Facts about Bullying
A few real life cases young kids committing suicide as a consequence of cyberbullying

(translated by Priya Sher )

Cómo matar un troll

EM PORTUGUES AQUI: Como matar um troll


“Y haciendo un látigo de cuerdas, echó a todos fuera” (Juan, 2:15)

1] El Bullying/trolleo sólo le sucede a quienes tienen alguna relevancia. Si estás siendo trolleado, es que estás por encima de la media. ¿No estás de acuerdo? Sólo tienes que ir a cualquier sitio web, abrir una noticia sobre celebridades y leer los comentarios sobre cualquier celebridad – ya sea artista, polí­tico, deportista.

2] El anonimato en Internet es de cobardes. Los trolls son personas con una conducta enfermiza, pero pueden hacer daño a los más débiles.

3] Sólo hay una manera de reaccionar: dejando bien claro que cualquier cosa que escriban sobre ti tendrá consecuencias en el futuro. Tal vez no el mes que viene ni el próximo año, pero algún dí­a van a necesitar tu ayuda.

4] Y, por supuesto, no los vas a ayudar. Porque tienes una lista con los nombres de todos los que pertenecen a la oscuridad.

5] Crea esa lista ahora. Mantenla actualizada. Y de esta manera siempre tendrás la última palabra.

Los trolls no merecen respeto porque ellos no respetan a nadie, y se creen lo máximo porque ingenuamente piensan que están actuando de forma anónima.


Mucha gente podrí­a decir: “eso es venganza!” Nada más equivocado. Tú mereces respeto – y el respeto se gana, no es algo que debes dar por sentado.

Depende de ti luchar contra aquellos que quieren cubrir el mundo de negatividad y oscuridad.

Cuando era joven fui muy trolleado en la escuela. Me atacaban para poder brillar. No tení­a como defenderme, y todo lo que pude hacer fue esperar el momento del contraataque, que siempre llega.

También pude haberme dado por vencido, creer que no valí­a nada. Pero siempre he pensado como “Guerrero de la Luz”, que siempre está siendo puesto a prueba y acepta desafí­os.
En ese momento (debí­a tener unos 16 años) decidí­ crear dos listas. La de personas que me apoyaban y ayudaban (Lista de Luz) y los que insistí­an en humillarme (Lista Negra).

Hoy en dí­a ya no me ocupo de eso, pero en mi oficina exploran sistemáticamente Internet, y anotan los nombres de la lista negra.
En estos últimos diez años, por ejemplo, por lo menos 150 personas que me atacaron han venido a mí­ pidiendo favores. Ellos pensaban que yo habí­a olvidado.
Uno de ellos incluso vino a mí­ por un voto para un puesto en la Academia Brasileña de Letras, de la que soy miembro.

Otros aspirantes a escritores y a músicos, me han pedido apoyo para su trabajo, pero no dudan en hablar mal de mí­ en las comunidades sociales.

Por supuesto, nunca recuerdo quien habla mal, y rara vez leo lo que escriben. Pero antes de hacer cualquier favor consulto a mi oficina. Si el nombre está ahí­, seré muy amable pero le mostraré a la persona lo que dijo, y por lo tanto, que no me considero “a la altura” para hacerle cualquier favor.

Un ejemplo de las entradas más recientes a mi lista negra:

La Ley de Jante (ESPANOL)
11 Facts about Bullying
A few real life cases young kids committing suicide as a consequence of cyberbullying
(trad: Karem Molina Escobar )

Afraid to change

We are afraid to change because we think that, after much effort and sacrifice, we know our present world.

And even though that world might not be the best of all worlds and even though we may not be entirely satisfied with it, at least it won’t give us any nasty surprises.
We won’t go wrong.
When necessary, we will make a few minor adjustments so that everything continues the same.

We see that the mountains always stay in the same place. We see that fully-grown trees, when transplanted, usually die.
And we say: ‘We want to be like the mountains and the trees. Solid and respectable.’

Even though, during the night, we wake up thinking:
‘I wish I was like the birds, who can visit Damascus and Baghdad and come back whenever they want to.’

Or: ‘I wish I was like the wind, for no one knows where it comes from nor where it goes, and it can change direction without ever having to explain why.’

The next day, however, we remember that the birds are always fleeing from hunters and other larger birds, and that the wind sometimes gets caught up in a whirlwind and destroys everything around it.

It’s nice to dream that we will have plenty of time in the future to do our travelling and that, one day, we will. It cheers us up because we know that we are capable of doing more than we do.
Dreaming carries no risks. The dangerous thing is trying to transform your dreams into reality.