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I cannot agree more. There is a whole website - http://www.dayofpink.org/
I was bullied in school (once or at least the time that I remember well and how scared I was). My son is bullied, but I don't know what to do. He deals with it on his own.
Bullying can come in many forms from very subtle to outright physical harm. My daughter was bullied in high school and college, very painful as a mom to watch. :(
Bullying is a question of emotional intelligence. In the end, it is the bully who suffers the most, even though it may not seem that way. In the LandMarkWealth's example - none of the Bullies ended well.
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Fighting is never a long-lasting solution. One nation bullies another, there is a war, people die. One thing I DO NOT believe in is BAD kids. There is bad behaviour, but it does not come from nowhere. I don't have answers, I have questions.
Works better than being pushed around and bloodied up while you let people walk all over you. Not in the school yard or the political arena. In terms of politics. I don't think Mao, Hitler or Mussolini would have been influenced by a walk-a-thon.
Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered,
those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid.
Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.
Landmark you make some good points but I don't necessarily agree with the idea that kids need to fight to resolve bullying. It is a sad fact that there will always be the type of people who will prey on the underdog but I do think we can change this
I am not specifically talking about just fighting. I am saying that we will never stop people from trying to dominate others. But we don't need kids to be emotional weaklings who can't handle their own affairs either. That won't serve them well.
This section is not for argument, whether it is valid or not. You might be interested in reading: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/04/12/kel...
The point about it needing to be dealt with is correct. I just simply saying we need to teach kids to address their problems on their own sometimes rather than depend on others to fix it for them. Otherwise they'll be unprepared for adulthood.
"and former Ghandi's are never replaced
by neo-Rumsfields, now that's disgrace,
of the 3rd order or the 4th Estate,
or of our fate,
it can't be hate,
and to all of the I SCREAM "F***,"
because I'm 68 and nice women my age don't say "f....".
I wonder what would have become of Ghandi had he been dealing with the Nazi's instead of the British ??? My guess is he would have become lamp shade or a button on someones shirt.
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Devlin Kendall says
Now you know. There is a website "dayofpink". Bullying cannot be conquered in a day. What is peculiar - my SON's favourite colour is PINK, yet he can't wear it because of other kids' ignorance. A century back, PINK was boys' colour.