For me, the subject of bullying hits close to home because I’ve been a victim of bullying almost my whole life. I’ve always been the outcast, the loner, the one to pick on, although I did have a couple friends though.
I’ve been hit, called names, abused, exploited, just about everything under the sun. It’s just an interesting thought as I am such a different person now than I was as a kid.
The most interesting thing about bullying was I never fought back except a couple times or did anything to anybody. Why I say this is interesting is because bullying tended to be a phase. It was a phase because by the time I was in high school, all the bullies started treating me with respect, changed for the better, and just grew up. There were a couple that didn’t grow up however, and I for sure know 1 of them is dead thanks to the news.
In a way, as I am now looking back, I feel that I kind of deserved the bullying because of the fact that I personally do not like the way I was as a kid. I never cared much for appearance, and it bluntly showed, was always cowardly, timid, shy, weak etc. I was a very easy target for a reason.
Nowadays, I am none of the sort. I now have a sense of pride, am more outwardly spoken, confident, and although I’m still not big on appearances, I do now have a sense of dress I guess you could say.
Concerning bullying though, it sucks, and I remembered hating it. But what the victims need that they don’t usually get is self-defense and confidence. I wish this happened to me and I would like to take a couple classes, but I would recommend any victim of bullying to take martial arts classes. I really wish I had a couple martial arts classes available. Martial arts would definitely go after the issues I laid out both at the same time. What made me able to go through it all were endurance and video games. Video games are awesome and I still honestly can’t stand it when people try to put the blame on video games for people’s screw ups because I felt it was more of a life saver for me. And for fun, my 1st adult game I witnessed was Quake at the age of 10.
Reading some of the other comments made me remember, Columbine’s shooting was a result of 2 victims of bullying. Suicide is a problem, but if you push the right buttons, that suicide is a suicide by cop. That is actually the result of a lot of school shootings, by bullying.
Sad, but something we need to continuously work on, starting with parents, and their very young children. If parents start out teaching their kids about the diversity of human races, genders, cultures, sizes, and shapes, we could get a better grip on the problem, IMO.
Good luck with that with Christianity having a death grip on the USA. And you are actually correct in the goal of bullying btw.