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(Jezebel)   Nebraska elementary school gives fifth graders nine rules for how to deal with bullies, such as "Treat the bully like they're trying to help you" and "never, ever tell on them"   (jezebel.com) divider line 56
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2014-04-17 01:29:22 PM  
7 votes:
Sick and wrong. I was mercilessly bullied as a kid. I can tell you there is only one rule for dealing with a bully: learn to defend yourself, and use that skill to beat your attackers within an inch of their life. THAT is the only effective means to stop bullying and improve your situation.
2014-04-17 01:17:49 PM  
6 votes:
Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.
2014-04-17 01:33:12 PM  
4 votes:
That's some of the worst advice I've seen in years. Could you imagine that being adapted for an anti rape program?
2014-04-17 01:15:03 PM  
4 votes:
#10 - Wait until your temper bursts and shower your classmates with automatic weapons fire.
2014-04-17 01:13:05 PM  
4 votes:
In Sweden, bullies are identified early on in grade school. Rather than suppress the trait, the bullies are taught to think of themselves as 'sheep dogs', and their classmates are the flock they protect. They still 'bully' and sometimes berate, but with their behaviour corrected to a useful, or at least more benign role.
2014-04-17 01:22:36 PM  
3 votes:
I always wished my parents would have told me, "smash their faces in with the biggest textbook you have and we'll tell the teachers and other brat's parents to go to hell later."

/that's probably what I'll tell my kids if I ever have any
2014-04-17 01:12:15 PM  
3 votes:
Day 1 of school: Find the biggest kid and break his nose with a paving stone
2014-04-18 12:21:15 AM  
2 votes:
Rule ten:  after playing out the last 9 rules to no avail, get very close to your bully and when close enough,  rapidly, and with as much force as you can muster, apply the top center of your forehead directly to the bridge of your bullies nose, at this point step back exactly1 pace and, in a kicking motion, try and lift your bully off the ground with your right foot carefully placed directly in between both his legs. At this point,If your bully is still standing, utilize the fact you are only half his size and start running in any direction that offers an opportunity to out run this unhappy sod. Keep running as necessary.
2014-04-17 03:36:56 PM  
2 votes:
A kid at the school where my wife teaches recently was suspended for "retaliating" against the kid who had just cut him with a knife. Seriously.

Bullies find kids who don't want to get into trouble and target them because they won't fight back. I tell my son to stand up for himself. If you're not in trouble with me, you're not in trouble. Of course, if you get in trouble at school for a legitimate reason, you will be in trouble with me.
2014-04-17 02:27:53 PM  
2 votes:

What_do_you_want_now: FloridaFarkTag: JerkyMeat: Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.

That should be rule #1

The only way you stop bullying is to defend yourself. Nothing stops a bully more than a fat lip and a black eye

We have a bullying problem because PsychoBabblelists value attackers more than those who defend themselves

<CSB>
In elementary school I was bullied pretty often, mostly because I would just sit and read books rather than play. I was new in town (military parents who moved often) and had no friends, so I was a prime target. I also had a streak of insurrection which continues to this day so I would do my best to not let the bully have his way.

One day a bully blindsides me and smashes my face into the ground. He walks away laughing and I go tell a teacher who said "We didn't see it so we can't enforce it.". When I got home, my father asked me what happened and I told him. He is the most understanding and underestimated badass I've ever known (He was Air Force Special Forces, 6'2 and incredibly fit, and has confirmed kills with both rifle and knife) and told me if a bully ever did that to me that I should immediately try to beat his ass. He also said if I got in trouble for it he would be there to tell off the school about their treatment.

Two days pass, bully does it again. I snap and go apeshiat on him and wind up giving him more than he bargained for. Teacher breaks us up and I am "the aggressor" and get immediate ISS. It took my father only 15 minutes of getting the phone call to come down to the school and have heated words with the administration about their "farking idiocy" and "knee-jerk stupidity" having me in trouble for defending myself.

Needless to say the resource officer was called, and a discussion happened. I have no farking clue how it went down but I had the administrator come out and apologize to me. He then asks for the bully's name and calls him in. The bully is then told he is not only suspended, but expelled. ...


This was the problem I had. I always tried the 'ignore them, and they'll get bored and leave you alone' method. It never worked. It became a challenge to the bully to see just how much they could fark with you before you broke. Telling the school didn't work because if the child is an asshole, then the parents are most likely gonna be assholes, and no school administrator doesn't want meth-mom and crack dad showing up in their wife-beaters and alcohol breath to yell at them for daring to suggest little Sluggo isn't anything but the perfect snowflake. I was in the 9th grade before I finaly had enough. Some bastard in my class made it his life's mission to fark with me every day. Punching me in the hall. Kicking me in class. Booting my ass when I was trying to piss and making me wiener the urinal. So one day after being punched in the back of the head in the bathroom, I am going to my seat (he sat two chairs in front of me) and he trips me as a walk to my desk, sending me to the floor. I say "fark this" and punch him in his Goddamn ear. Of course that is the incident the social studies teacher (also gym teacer) happens to see. Not the last month of the kid hitting me every day in class. Not the bastard tripping me 4 seconds earlier, but me hitting him. Of course the kid is all like "Teacher! did you see what he did??" and the teacher says "That's it, I will not put up with that in my classroom (starting now apparently) go to the principal's office." So I gather up my stuff, and as I walk past him, I give him a punch right to the top of the shoulder, right at the rotator cuff just for good measure, and because fark it, I'm already in trouble.

I get to the principal's office and explain what happened to the secritary. She says "well it's last period. Just hang out here for half an hour and then go home". That kid never farked with me again. If I ever had kids with a bully problem, I'll tell them straight up to defend themselves. If I find my kid is being a bully, I'm going to put a stop to that shiat right quick.
2014-04-17 01:47:02 PM  
2 votes:
Sometimes, hitting the bully stops it.  Unless the bully is a true sociopath, in which case, he gets three friends to help him jump you to "even the score" and re-establish dominance, using your face. While it always works in movies, in real life, physically fighting back gives even odds of escalating the violence.
2014-04-17 01:43:30 PM  
2 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: JerkyMeat: Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.

That should be rule #1

The only way you stop bullying is to defend yourself. Nothing stops a bully more than a fat lip and a black eye

We have a bullying problem because PsychoBabblelists value attackers more than those who defend themselves


<CSB>
In elementary school I was bullied pretty often, mostly because I would just sit and read books rather than play. I was new in town (military parents who moved often) and had no friends, so I was a prime target. I also had a streak of insurrection which continues to this day so I would do my best to not let the bully have his way.

One day a bully blindsides me and smashes my face into the ground. He walks away laughing and I go tell a teacher who said "We didn't see it so we can't enforce it.". When I got home, my father asked me what happened and I told him. He is the most understanding and underestimated badass I've ever known (He was Air Force Special Forces, 6'2 and incredibly fit, and has confirmed kills with both rifle and knife) and told me if a bully ever did that to me that I should immediately try to beat his ass. He also said if I got in trouble for it he would be there to tell off the school about their treatment.

Two days pass, bully does it again. I snap and go apeshiat on him and wind up giving him more than he bargained for. Teacher breaks us up and I am "the aggressor" and get immediate ISS. It took my father only 15 minutes of getting the phone call to come down to the school and have heated words with the administration about their "farking idiocy" and "knee-jerk stupidity" having me in trouble for defending myself.

Needless to say the resource officer was called, and a discussion happened. I have no farking clue how it went down but I had the administrator come out and apologize to me. He then asks for the bully's name and calls him in. The bully is then told he is not only suspended, but expelled. Parents are called, and of course this shiatstain's parents are probably the whitest trash I've ever laid eyes on in my life. Heated words are thrown at my father who shrugs them off, but the moment they say something about me I see something terrifying in my dad's eyes. I think he went feral for just a brief moment and spoke in that icy voice that deep in our subconscious reminds us of the demons in our dreams. Trash-dad steps up and gets vocal and in what appeared to be a blur he's on the floor in an arm-bar before the resource officer can even flinch.

I was never bullied at that school again, and the administration never once darkened my locker/classroom over it.

What I learned was threefold. 1) Always stand up to bullies, and make sure they realize the cost of getting physical. 2)Family watches over family. 3)My father is like a Jekyll/Hyde monster.

tl;dr -> Fight back, bullies hate kids with spines.
2014-04-17 01:41:55 PM  
2 votes:

letrole: In Sweden, bullies are identified early on in grade school. Rather than suppress the trait, the bullies are taught to think of themselves as 'sheep dogs', and their classmates are the flock they protect. They still 'bully' and sometimes berate, but with their behaviour corrected to a useful, or at least more benign role.


Probably a cultural trait that contributed to Sweden's glorious role in WWII.   A lot of sheep herding going on there.
2014-04-17 01:31:17 PM  
2 votes:

letrole: In Sweden, bullies are identified early on in grade school. Rather than suppress the trait, the bullies are taught to think of themselves as 'sheep dogs', and their classmates are the flock they protect. They still 'bully' and sometimes berate, but with their behaviour corrected to a useful, or at least more benign role.


And that's how most towns in the old days picked a sheriff!
2014-04-17 01:20:52 PM  
2 votes:
jp3.r0tt.com
I hope the victims are given the same courtesy from the establishment when things get all bootstrappy.
2014-04-17 01:20:05 PM  
2 votes:
Rule #1, shank the bully in the chow line.
2014-04-18 06:26:23 AM  
1 votes:

What_do_you_want_now: Fight back, bullies hate kids with spines


My dad was kinda like yours - so I only called him in once
he kinda farked it up but it worked anyway

I think it is not best to directly engage bullies, ostracise them (build a group)

I was a good fighter (martial arts training etc...) but a total nerd and military brat (school to school to school)
I would befriend the kids that were bullied, safety in numbers.

Bullies are cowards - they hunt the weak they will not take on a group.
Friends and groups of friends have this reward and MANY other rewards
2014-04-18 01:37:23 AM  
1 votes:

ciberido: theprinceofwands: BTW, blocked the sexist post-modernist female dog (obviously, right?) before she gets me REALLY angry.

If opinions like hers make you that angry, you might want to throw me on ignore as well.  Honestly, Fark might not be the right place for you if it's that easy to get you to throw a temper tantrum.  Quite a lot of people here are what you would call "sexist post-modernist female dogs"  to one degree or another, and you seem rather ill-equipped to handle us.


I'm fine with anything anyone wants to be...I'm less fine when they make sexist, abusive, offensive comments directed at those that fit in their narrow, butthurt bias, without other impetus.
2014-04-18 12:19:52 AM  
1 votes:
The school board:
www.thefilteredlens.com

www.blastr.com

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2014-04-17 07:29:06 PM  
1 votes:

if_i_really_have_to: It's fascinating how almost every single man (obviously) in this thread equates "bullying" to "physical violence".  In this day and age, it is rarely physical violence even amongst boys, so there's no fight to win.  So quit it with your outdated fantasies of sexual gratification via violence.

I have had a couple of relatives recently mercilessly bullied over a couple of years at school.  One of them is okay, but it caused the other one to develop a severe anxiety disorder (to the point of hallucinations, that's how severe).  Never once was there any physical violence.


Had there been physical violence, ie beating the snot out of the offenders, then the other bullying aspects would have likely stopped. That's what you do with bad people - utilize force to coerce them to stop. It's why we used tanks and bombers against Hitler rather than flowers and psychobabble.

The PROBLEM in modern times isn't that mindset, it's people who want to punish others for that mindset. When someone is abused, and acts to stop that abuse, they themselves are generally the ones punished by the system.

The system is broken. It prevents solving problems, or taking personal responsibility. In fact, I would argue that the system is more to blame for our problems than many of the individuals acting out within that system (ie the bullies in question).

As for your ignorant and offensive 'sexual gratification' bs, shove it up any available orifice of your body. Yours is PRECISELY the kind of post-modernist bullying that invites physical violence, and I for one would be quite happy to slap some god damned sense into you.
2014-04-17 06:45:44 PM  
1 votes:
how about we just wrap bullies in chains and throw them in the ocean, a deep lake or pond or river
Oh, and their parents too
2014-04-17 04:35:36 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah whomever wrote this is...not someone who has ever been bullied or knows how to handle bullying.

They might as well have written:

1. Step one, become very attractive.
2. Use your attractiveness to become popular.
3. Make fun of other less attractive people.
4. Make sure you hand them an anti-bullying list so they won't tattle on you.
2014-04-17 03:56:43 PM  
1 votes:
While I was bullied a bit as a kid, it was mostly verbal, only happened once or twice a year before 5th grade.  There was a bad period with some jerks who thought they'd make a target out of me for a year, but after their ringleader wasn't allowed to come back (private school, and more to do with his bad grades) it died off.

The one time I got in a physical altercation was with another bullied kid of all things.  Apparently he thought I was stealing his girlfriend.  He was a little touched in the head, or more accurately his mom was in a car accident while she was pregnant and he came out not quite right.  As un-PC as it may be, that phrase "retard strength" really has a basis in reality.  Dude knocked me to the ground and straddled my chest.  I guess I was so intent on getting him off my chest I completely didn't notice him punching me in the face repeatedly.  I only found out after I managed to hook my foot around his neck and throw him to the ground, and a friend asked if my face hurt.  Oh yeah, it hurt THEN, thanks for reminding me, you jerk. :P

Still, weird as it sounds, getting punched in the face repeatedly was a good experience.  After I realized that it didn't hurt nearly as bad as you might expect, it made me fear physical altercations a lot less.  Yeah, I'd flinch a bit still when the threat of physical violence came up, but if pressed on it I could always fall back on "eh, you've already been punched in the face and it wasn't so bad."  Whatever that did to my outward appearance it apparently took the fun of following through out of it for the bullies.

I guess my advice to a young bullied kid would be "go get punched in the face a few times, it's not as bad as you think."  Bit hard to arrange that in the current helicopter parent bubble wrap environment, but there are options.  Martial arts classes, asking a friend to do it.  Just make sure if you as a friend that you don't do it where people can see you giggling about it or people will get some weiiiirrrddd ideas.
2014-04-17 03:52:06 PM  
1 votes:
Cool Dialogue Sis:

[Friday at junior high]

Head bully: We're going to kill you this weekend.

Me, scornfully: No you won't!

Head bully: Oh, why not?!?

Me: Because then you wouldn't have anybody to pick on on Monday.

Bullies: ... [walk away with confused expressions]

Me: [still alive]
2014-04-17 03:43:18 PM  
1 votes:
I can't wait to see their handout on child molestation and rape.
2014-04-17 03:39:46 PM  
1 votes:

jshine: Snitches get stitches.


And then they nurse passive-aggressive hatred for years until they finally get the opportunity to build that gasoline bomb that takes out the WHOLE farkING CITY BLOCK!
2014-04-17 03:38:21 PM  
1 votes:

Delawheredad: In the  not too distant future males will have their balls amputated at birth sand returned to them after they finish college.


They won't be returned. Likewise, little girls will all be pre-emptively raped by school authorities and instructed to not tell the police, since that would be like "telling on" a bully.
2014-04-17 03:37:26 PM  
1 votes:

Private_Citizen: That's some of the worst advice I've seen in years. Could you imagine that being adapted for an anti rape program?


What makes you think it isn't a prototype? After all, start training the victims young, and there'll be far fewer problems with uppity wimmin in the future.
2014-04-17 03:30:31 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: Some of these are dumb, no question - specifically 4, 7, and 8. 6 is mostly dumb, but just sort of useless (it reiterates point 2).

Aren't 1 and 2 (ironically enough) just rehashings of the teachings of Buddha? Anger as expression of internal conflict and pain, and responding to anger with anger only breeds more anger; while responding with love (a Jesusian ideal, which is, I suspect, where it "really" came from) is best?

3 is common sense - I was bullied in grade school, and showing fear was a great way to let the kid know he was winning. 5 is as well - NEVER be the first to throw a punch (and if you can help it, try not to be the second, either).

And while 9 is dumb as regards bullies, it's good life advice overall. If you can't or don't laugh at yourself, you will quickly find that others readily pick up your slack.


Wow, you're quick. I came here to make some of the same points, only to note that this isn't so much "rehashing" as "complete dumbing-down plus minus necessary context" of Buddhism.  As an adult following the Buddhist path, one can learn to withhold anger, show compassion in the face of meanness, learn from adversity, deal with problems by learning to define them as life-changing opportunities, view the world as something that can be improved by changing oneself first, practice moderation and avoid suffering, and so forth.

Children, though, have neither the control over themselves or their environment that this requires.  And just as a Buddhist actually requires someone else to ready to do violence to bad men in order to survive (one of the reasons I no longer follow the Buddhist path), children can't survive by turning the other cheek to bullies.  In their vulnerable state, this is like suggesting the children that Gerry Sandusky victimized should have just tried to learn something about themselves from his actions.  No. Children need protection, and need to learn to protect themselves first, by whatever means.  Fight back, tell authorities, use mind games, be rude (as Miss Manners would say, the polite child should be taught that not all adults or children behave decently, and if this happens, all the ordinary rules of polite behavior should go out the window).  Whatever needs to be done.
2014-04-17 03:02:41 PM  
1 votes:
"It takes to people to fight, so the person who responds is actualy the one starting the fight"

So the one who slams your face into the wall locker and then kicks you in the ribs for 10 minutes while you are lying on the ground is just making a polite suggestion that you engage into an altercation with him? So by that logic I can donkey punch some lady in the back of the head and then kick her in cooter and explain to the cops that I wasn't fighting since she didn't take a swing back at me.
2014-04-17 02:50:07 PM  
1 votes:
This arguably non-violent act worked for me a couple of times in grade and middle school:

Step 1: Run from bully.
Step 2: Lead bully over asphalt or gravel patch on playground.
Step 3: Just as he's catching up to you, drop to your hands and knees and form a turtle-like ball.
Step 4: Watch bully trip over your suddenly prone form and slide for feet across the gravel, carried by his own momentum.
Step 5: Enjoy sight of bully laying in the gravel in a sobbing, bloodied heap as you stand up, dust yourself off, and walk away.

Added bonus: it's indistinguishable from "I tripped as I was running for my life and the guy happened to trip over me while in hot pursuit."
2014-04-17 02:33:14 PM  
1 votes:

doubled99: Doesn't surprise me most farkers don't get it.


No human with a functioning brain cell would get that bullshiat.
2014-04-17 02:32:24 PM  
1 votes:
They should just show this to those little sissies....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQ6335puOc
2014-04-17 02:31:58 PM  
1 votes:
www.impulsegamer.com
Knows how to deal with bullies.

"I didn't just want to win that fight, I wanted to win all the nexts ones too, right then, so they'd leave me alone"
2014-04-17 02:30:19 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: LeroyBourne: Interesting.  It's basically promoting everyone to be bullies.

When everyone is a bully, no one is a bully.


When bullies are outlawed, only outlaws will bully.
2014-04-17 02:04:36 PM  
1 votes:
Best way to beat a bully... fark their mom...
2014-04-17 02:04:00 PM  
1 votes:

Any Pie Left: Sometimes, hitting the bully stops it.  Unless the bully is a true sociopath, in which case, he gets three friends to help him jump you to "even the score" and re-establish dominance, using your face. While it always works in movies, in real life, physically fighting back gives even odds of escalating the violence.


That just means he's is scared of you. If he wasn't, he wouldn't bring backup.
Just be sure to use that upperhand wisely and don't become the very thing that that you hated.
2014-04-17 01:51:16 PM  
1 votes:
Whenever I hear about some S.O.B. that I went to school with that was a bully/general pain getting arrested, fined... etc. I just sit back and smile. The feeling of schadenfreude is wonderful....

When I was just out of college, I ran into one of these schmuck's mothers and she was bragging about how good her boy is and it was just OK what I was doing just like she always did back in the good ol' days... I just reminded her that her little idiot didn't finish highschool, is at the same dead end fastfood job he's always had and swing shift manager is aiming just a little too high for his mental capacity. Standing up to this clown felt good, verbally biatch slapping his mother who supported all his activities felt great.
2014-04-17 01:47:14 PM  
1 votes:

Dafatone: I remember a kid three times my size beating on me in art class.  I went to tell the teacher, and she yelled at me to sit back down.

That's all I've really got.  If I could give younger me advice, it'd be to tell her to go fark herself and storm out.


I was about 6'1" and 125 pounds in junior high.  I got lucky when the bully took a swing at me in the hall, missed, and slammed his hand into a locker at full force, spraining or breaking it.  I then jumped on him and proceeded to wail on him, Ralphie vs. Scut Farkus style, while he was unable to fight back.  It was dirty as hell, but he never farked with me again.

The Vice Principal later stopped me in the hall and asked if I was okay.

/Riveting tale, chap
2014-04-17 01:45:04 PM  
1 votes:
Rule #1 Stab the school administrators with a very large knife
Rule #2 Stab the bully with a very large knife
Rule #3 Stab the school board with a very large knife
Rule #4 Stab local Republicans and Liberals with a very large knife
Rule #5 Declare independence and stab anyone that disagrees with you with a very large knife
Rule #6 Don't talk about stab club
2014-04-17 01:38:36 PM  
1 votes:

theprinceofwands: Sick and wrong. I was mercilessly bullied as a kid. I can tell you there is only one rule for dealing with a bully: learn to defend yourself, and use that skill to beat your attackers within an inch of their life. THAT is the only effective means to stop bullying and improve your situation.


I somewhat agree with the sentiment but not all kids who are bullied are able to defend themselves.  They may have physical/mental limitations.  So what do those kids do?  Also, if you are being bullied by a group of people then defending yourself might not work even if you tried.

Yes, don't let yourself be a pushover, but the "learn to defend yourself" answer doesn't always work.  Something needs to be done about the bully.  Otherwise we are just going to end up with even more Columbines.
2014-04-17 01:35:33 PM  
1 votes:

Russ1642: #10 - Wait until your temper bursts and shower your classmates with automatic weapons fire.


Seriously. It should have just read: bottle up all your emotions and do what you're told by those stronger than you. Then, around age 40, watch Michael Douglas in _Falling Down_ and do what he did.

/which is just about the point I'm at, not coincidentally
2014-04-17 01:32:31 PM  
1 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: JerkyMeat: Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.

That should be rule #1

The only way you stop bullying is to defend yourself. Nothing stops a bully more than a fat lip and a black eye

We have a bullying problem because PsychoBabblelists value attackers more than those who defend themselves


i realized i wasn't going to beat the bully in a fair fight.  so, when he started to punch me, I punched his fist as hard as i could.

he went down holding his hand i walked away.  never messed with by that guy again.

/ the first time i tried to take on a bully, i broke my hand on his face.  so, i started trying to toughen up my hands at a young age.  bad idea, now they're crap hands that hurt all the time. but, effective for punching walls without pain... as a child.

// one more thing, sun tzu says the first to violence is the weaker position, so, the defender is the stronger position, stupid pamphlet
2014-04-17 01:31:10 PM  
1 votes:

FloridaFarkTag: JerkyMeat: Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.

That should be rule #1

The only way you stop bullying is to defend yourself. Nothing stops a bully more than a fat lip and a black eye

We have a bullying problem because PsychoBabblelists value attackers more than those who defend themselves


I advocated this in a college course once. The instructor pointed out that not all children are physically capable of standing up to their bully physically. My suggestion to use a baseball bat was not well received.
2014-04-17 01:30:44 PM  
1 votes:
They're not bullies, they're therapy job-creators.
2014-04-17 01:26:32 PM  
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: Rule #1 - Use overwhelming force to permanently disable the bully.


That should be rule #1

The only way you stop bullying is to defend yourself. Nothing stops a bully more than a fat lip and a black eye

We have a bullying problem because PsychoBabblelists value attackers more than those who defend themselves
2014-04-17 01:24:51 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: Some of these are dumb, no question - specifically 4, 7, and 8. 6 is mostly dumb, but just sort of useless (it reiterates point 2).

Aren't 1 and 2 (ironically enough) just rehashings of the teachings of Buddha? Anger as expression of internal conflict and pain, and responding to anger with anger only breeds more anger; while responding with love (a Jesusian ideal, which is, I suspect, where it "really" came from) is best?

3 is common sense - I was bullied in grade school, and showing fear was a great way to let the kid know he was winning. 5 is as well - NEVER be the first to throw a punch (and if you can help it, try not to be the second, either).

And while 9 is dumb as regards bullies, it's good life advice overall. If you can't or don't laugh at yourself, you will quickly find that others readily pick up your slack.


Dude, always throw the second punch. You'll be suspended either way, might as well make it worth while and get some shots in for your trouble.
2014-04-17 01:22:21 PM  
1 votes:
10. Borrow Mommy's gun when she's not looking...
2014-04-17 01:20:14 PM  
1 votes:
Favorite is #4 - Do not verbally defend yourselves (that's not the best part) the best is why - We defend ourselves from enemies

Thus the implication is the bully is not the enemy.  Who the hell wrote this?  Maybe this is an Onion article?
2014-04-17 01:17:13 PM  
1 votes:
THANKS, OMAHA!
2014-04-17 01:15:08 PM  
1 votes:
Rule #2: Treat the person being mean as if they are trying to help you.

Perfect training with future interaction with the government.
2014-04-17 01:14:52 PM  
1 votes:
So your bully just beat you up for your lunch money, what do you do?

Rule #8: Don't be a sore loser.

Stop your whining biatch and take your beating like a man.
2014-04-17 01:14:07 PM  
1 votes:
Snitches get stitches.
2014-04-17 12:57:51 PM  
1 votes:
Nebraska makes Iowa look like a cosmopolitan paradise.
2014-04-17 12:17:47 PM  
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Lincoln has always been a cesspool of a city.

/former Omaha resident
2014-04-17 12:02:41 PM  
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In the  not too distant future males will have their balls amputated at birth sand returned to them after they finish college.
 
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