Yamaneko2: Actually, what brought bullying into focus was the slaughter at Columbine High School.It was reported that the kids who perpetrated the slaughter were bullied. Over on Slashdot, the narrative was that the killers were bullied kids who came back with assault weapons to kill their tormenters, and some of the posts were getting disturbingly wistful. The alarm was duly raised, lest copycat slaughters take place.The narrative that was closer to reality showed that the killers were neo-Nazi thug wannabes who assembled impressive armories in their bedrooms as their parents looked the other way.
CliChe Guevara: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Back in the day, if you were getting bullied, you could punch the kid back, or make some other physical statement. If you did that now you'd get arrested. Maybe they're "pansies" or maybe they're just "kids who don't want to go to prison for standing up for themselves."THIS.
steamingpile: bronyaur1: What better place to find your guidance for developmental psychology than the WSJ editorial page?That would hilarious if he wasn't right, parents need to realize that your kid is not special just because he/she is breathing, they have to distinguish themselves in academics or other areas.9 times out if 10 a kid may get bullied or in a fight then after that they become buddies, hell it happened to me and most everyone I grew up with.Toughen up nancie-boys.
TheShavingofOccam123: He'd shiat in his pants if he had to live in some of the neighborhoods in America. It's nice to be able to poo-poo bullying but yesterday's bullying isn't today's bullying.
doubled99: kgf SmartestFunniest2012-04-03 01:05:12 PMWhat a bunch of assholes on this thread. "Grow a pair" "learn to fight back". This isn't the movies you morons, it's real life. Suddenly making a fist and throwing it at the bully doesn't make you automatically win. Bullies aren't bullies because nobody stands up to them, they're bullies because they can be - they're bigger and tougher and generally feel like they have nothing to lose. Bullies pick on kids they know they can beat up. Fighting back against a bully usually results in nothing but a worse beating and even more ridicule because now you've proven that you can't defend yourself.Yes, it is real life. One where you face obstacles and learn lessons and hopefully, improve.Or you can just whine and accept defeat. or worse, try to ridicule the concept of standing up for yourself. That's why you most likely became the coward you are today. And it's a lot more than physical fighting. It permeates all aspects of life.
Repo Man: Abuse people enough, and they come to feel that they deserve it.
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