- Politics and Social Issues
Cookie Cutters and Bullies
Bullying should be a thing of the past
There are so many people out there that just feel so alone...because society forces them to feel alone. Do you remember in school that one kid that nobody seemed to like? That kid who marched to the beat of their own drum because they didn't feel the need to fit in with the crowd?
Did anyone ever consider why these kids were mistreated so badly? Maybe because they were never sure how to approach other people, or because they were afraid that if they began to talk to anyone that those people would find out about their home life so they just kept to themselves. What happened to those kids? They became the kid that everyone bombarded with dodge balls during PE class or recess. The kid that everyone talked and lied about to make themselves look cooler.
Maybe the child's family was too poor to be able to get the same things that everyone else had. In a world where everyone competes with what they have rather than what they are, a child is targeted for the simplest things. Their hair, their clothes, the way they look, their teeth, or the way they talk. Some people dismiss it saying "kids will be kids". But honestly they are allowing unacceptable behavior to continue as long as it isn't their child who is being victimized.
Most kids that are abused are either reserved and scared already, and when other children are allowed to mentally abuse them they just beat it into the child's head that they will never be acceptable. They will never be good enough for anyone.
Bullies are like vultures who feed off the oddities and flaws of someone who seems weaker than they. The sad thing is that Bullying is a learned trait. It might as well be hereditary. Parents raise their kids with the same bias out look that they have and so their children start to pick out kids that seems to be like the people that their parents hate. The parents unknowingly teach their children to be judgmental and harmful to the mental health of other children. When their child does something that hurts another child they laugh it off. They will say things like that is what happens when you allow your child to be different, you make them a target.
People turn a blind eye to the mistreatment of others and think to themselves at least it isn't me. How great it must be to only look out for oneself and never think about what will happen to the victim.
It is not okay to allow this to kind of behavior to continue. We should embrace the differences in others. It is these differences that allow the world to grow. If no one ever thought in a different way there wouldn't have been a wheel or a fire. We would still live in a caves and not houses. There wouldn't have been the harvesting of electricity or the light bulb that makes it so that you can see at night in your house. So what is so bad out someone who doesn't conform to the superficial standards of the cookie cutter mold? Nothing they are beautiful and they might just come with the next big thing to transform the standard of life on a global basis.
Teach children tolerance and not the bias and limited ideals of the past. These children will one day run the world and wouldn't it be nice if that world was more advanced?