NPR is worried about too many people on disability and the Pioneer Press is worried that our culture might be too worried about bullying? Has hell frozen over? Why have the propagandists decided to espouse conservative ideas? Something is rotten in Denmark.
I have a 5 year old daughter. I saw a commercial about bullying that I found totally ridiculous. They were saying that a girl was being bullied because two other girls were ignoring her at lunchtime. Give me a break. Bullying is getting in somebody’s face, pushing them around, and/or hitting them. Ignoring somebody is not bullying.
Sometimes people just don’t like each other. The way I see it, ignoring them is the best thing you can do. I guess I’m antisocial, I don’t see a need to smile and talk nice to EVERYBODY.
New Progressive Dictionary
Bully - BULL-ee n.
1. Someone who disagrees with you
2. Someone who doesn’t smile at you
I remember when I was in the 2nd or 3rd grade, must have been 1953 my brother hadn't been hatched yet, I was bullied.
There was a hoard of post WW2 boys attempting to establish a pecking order. I was challenged by a Red Headed spot head. My Old Man had a rule, always fight back or I will tan your a$$, so I fought back and won. The Red Head came whining afterwords about me almost breaking his face, never had a problem there after.
I’m sick of the bullying debate, it’s ridiculous.
I was bullied as a kid, but you know what I got over it. I learned you had to take it in stride (since God forbid you give them what they deserve).
Bullying isn’t going to ever go away, despite all the grandstanding about how we need to “End Bullying Now”.
We were probably better off when corporal punishment was allowed and bullying got checked before going to the extremes we see today.
A good slap upside the head prevented parents from stabbing kids, or horrifically abusing kids to the point of suicide.