I see some states have passed a bullying laws which is very
understandable. I think we have all seen
it at some time.
There is another side to the issue too; the bullyers.
Sounds crazy but I am aware of some folks who actually
suffer from memories of bullying others.
I say hooray for their conscience!
One guy even has nightmares about bullying and wakes up in a sweat from
them. And that is from 50 years ago and
in the 50’s when some thought there was more morality in the schools.
Well, I’d suggest there was some morality around because
this guy wouldn’t be having nightmares if he didn’t have any morals. But like most of us, we let them slide to accommodate
our actions at the time.
I didn’t participate in the bullying, but didn’t do anything
to stop it either. I too have often
thought of the victims and wondered how they came out. I also am guilty about my complicity in the
razzing. I think of finding one of the
people and trying to make amends, but admittedly, it would be mostly for my
benefit so haven’t tried.
Maybe we need some “:guilty” people to speak to
schools about this side of bullying? Would