Adults Get Bullied Too
Adult bullies grew up that way, or experiencing it.
Oh, kids can be mean, intimidating, even cruel. They steal littler kids bikes and lunches, even beat them up. Schools are working to reduce the bullying, but that leaves neighborhoods, playgrounds, and public events, even church as the wrong kinds of “bully pulpits.” Bullying will continue somewhere to someone as long as there are bullies.
What about adults? Do adults ever outgrow the bullying?
Some mean kids become mean adults. Some kids who were the butt of the cruelties of the bullies, get some little power as adults and resort to adult bullying.
What is spouse abuse, child abuse, child kidnappings, if they are not an extreme of bullying? What is harassment on the job, if it is not bullying? What is purposely driving to cause discomfort to another driver on the road, if it is not a form of bullying? What is black balling someone to deny them a promotion they deserve, if it is not a form of bullying?
Whether as extreme as some forms I have mentioned, or as seemingly minor as others, bullying continues in adulthood, so the sooner we can all get a handle on it at an earlier stage of a personality development, the better for all of us and society.
As always, we wish the schools and educators, counselors and psychologists well.
Parents and siblings must play their roles, too, as well as anyone aware of individuals who practice a bullying lifestyle...before only law enforcement can handle the problems it causes.
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