Just like we have flexors and extensor muscle in our bodies, we also have people who play those roles in our lives. It is easier to flex than extend, it is a natural instinct to curl or flex our bodies into a fetal position when we are hurt. Flexors are those people who make us feel good about about ourselves. However, if we need to stand up to people in our lives and stand straight we need to have extensors as a part of our lives. Extensors will help us to accept the blow and criticism. Things that hurt us only make us stronger and teach us to stand a little straighter, but we need to learn to accept humility before we can face our extensors.
After the class discussion on bulverism I began to think about my life and people around me. Being judgmental has become more and more apparent today. When we begin to judge someone we are really using the theory o bulverism, we automatically assume that the person we are judging is wrong, or not good enough. Not all of this judging is spoken but even a simple glance at someone and thinking negative things about them, we are using bulverism and beginning to assume that we are right and superior to our peers.