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People Think All Bikers Only Ride For Fun, But These Bikers Ride For Protecting Abused Children

People Think All Bikers Only Ride For Fun, But These Bikers Ride For Protecting Abused Children

A case of ‘never judge a book by its cover’ if ever there was one – this group of bikers don’t just enjoy riding their bikes around town but they use their sense of community to do selfless, empowering acts for those less fortunate.

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    An Unlikely Source Of Support

    The Bikers Against Child Abuse or B.A.C.A, aim to help victims of child abuse deal with the terrible ramifications they face from sexual and physical abuse. Some of them have been past victims themselves giving a sense of understanding and empathy towards their new friends.

    And there’s nothing they won’t do – from supporting the child at court appearances and forming a human shield against their abuser, to hanging out and being a source of stability to a child’s life.

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      Number 1 Aim: To Make The Child Feel Safe And Secure

      The guys from the international non-profit organisation will walk a child to and from bus stops, ring them up for chats, let them put stickers all over their bikes, play with Barbies and paint butterflies on their faces – there’s nothing these bikers won’t do to give a chance to let a child feel happy and safe.

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      Their court appearances are the most notable with up to 30 or 40 of the bikers at a time sitting along with the frightened and intimidated child before testifying against their abuser – the ultimate encouragement and support.

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        They Love It Too!

        These guys are truly an inspiration to us all. Although considered the ultimate altruistic act, seeing the difference it makes to the well-being of the kids, I think they love what they do too.

        “The kid looks at us, concentrates on us, knows we’re there for them.”

        Simply amazing.

        Featured photo credit: Crime Watch Daily via youtube.com

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        Last Updated on January 18, 2019

        7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

        7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

        Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

        But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

        If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

        1. Limit the time you spend with them.

        First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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        In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

        Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

        2. Speak up for yourself.

        Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

        3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

        This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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        But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

        4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

        Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

        This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

        Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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        5. Change the subject.

        When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

        Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

        6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

        Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

        I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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        You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

        Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

        7. Leave them behind.

        Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

        If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

        That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

        You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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