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Bullying is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation.
In colloquial speech, bullying often describes a form of harassment perpetrated by an abuser who possesses more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.
The harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional.
Bullies hurt people verbally and physically.
There are many reasons for that. One of them is because the bullies themselves are or have been the victim of bullying.
Bullying can occur in any setting where human beings interact with each other.
Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes and even between countries.
Most of us are familiar with this disturbing Social Behavior, either having been the victim of, the inflicter of, the ignorer of Bullying.
It is not nice. It is not productive. And it creates emotional and sometimes physical scars, many of which may never completely heal.
No one likes a Bully — not even other Bullies!
News Flash: Intimation does NOT equal Respect!
Inducing Fear in others, does NOT, put you on the Side of Right. Rather it puts you on the side of the Obnoxious and the Dangerous.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. The behavior can be verbal, emotional, and physical.
Why do some people bully?
There are a lot of reasons why some people bully.
They may see it as a way of being popular, or making themselves look tough and in charge.
Some people bully to get attention or things, or to make other people afraid of them.
Some bullies may not even understand how wrong their behavior is and how it makes the person being bullied feel
Why is bullying harmful?
Some people think bullying is just part of growing up and a way for young people to learn to stick up for themselves. But bullying can make young people feel lonely, unhappy and frightened.
What can you do if you are being bullied?
You’ve probably already tried ignoring the bully, telling them to stop and walking away whenever the bullying starts.
If someone is bullying you, you should always tell an adult you can trust. This isn’t telling tales. You have a right to be safe and adults can do things to get the bullying stopped.
Are you a bully?
Most bullies aren’t liked, even if it starts out that way. Remember, it’s best to treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Hmmm, where are those Adults, again?
Just because you can Shout down and Intimidate others, doesn’t mean you should. It’s probably not something Jesus would do, now is it? It seems he had decidedly different advice, for those who would dare to call themselves Christians:
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.”
Luke 6:31 – New American Standard Bible
Maybe the Ditto-heads, Obstructionists, Teabaggers, Townhall shouters, should take it.
Post Script: maybe all the Bullies of the World, and all the Corporate Greed-meisters, should stop and realize, no one has a Monopoly on the Truth. The Golden Rule is a guideline for ALL peoples:
Indeed it seems the Golden Rule is an integral part of the Human Condition, and just plain Common Sense too.
Too bad these days, such thinking is in such short supply …
Just as “the Poor will always be among us”, it seems that Bullying Behavior may be too?
Post Script 2: America likes to claim were a Christian Nation, or at least that we have Christian roots — So isn’t it time we started acting like it? … starting with following the Golden Rule?
Yes the Golden Rule may be quaint — BUT it also might be what’s missing inside today’s world, of “getting mine, while the getting good”.
“Dog-eat-dog” is really such a bankrupt philosophy for the civilized people, we claim to be.
Isn’t there enough room for everyone, on this lifeboat called Earth?
There used to be.
Post Script 3: the Golden Rule is a good life principle for Atheists and Agnostics too. … Afterall, you never know when that “Instant Karma’s going get you.” — John Lennon.
Instant Karma – John Lennon
Better get yourself together darling — and join the Human Race.
Better recognize your Brother, is everyone you meet!
— John Lennon
Shine on, People …