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Bullying is just a bunch of bull

Randi Strandberg
Forever Young

Ever since we started school, we have been taught about bullying and it’s effects. We know that it is bad. We know what it can lead to. So my question is, “Why do people feel the need to break down a person’s feeling of worth?”

Some think it is because bullying other people gives them something to do in their pathetic lives. Some think that bullies cut others down to make themselves feel better about their excuse of a life.

My thoughts on this subject don’t have anything to do with making excuses for the bully. They know full well what they are doing.

We have all been made aware of what the consequences of our actions will be, and it would be an insult to our teachers to say that we didn’t learn from them. We all know the difference between right and wrong.

My sudden outrage on this sensitive subject comes from a specific case of bullying that I have sat by and watched for almost three years now get progressively worse, and done nothing except give the victim my sympathy.

My fear is that with the modernizing society, our authority figures that we so often look up to, are overlooking their main goal of focus. They are so wrapped up in trying to prevent bullying, that it happens right under their nose without detection. You would think that going to an authority figure would sort it all out, would you not? That is what I would have thought too, had it not been tried.

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Maybe nothing has been done about this situation because the school does not want to look bad. They certainly don’t want people to think that students in their school show indecency by calling others names and other things because, that would mean they weren’t good enough at their job of being a teacher. It was their job to prevent this in the first place.

The only solution in this situation, is to take matters into our own hands. If the school doesn’t want to stop this outrageous behavior, then we will. We, unlike our so called ‘authorities,’ are not afraid to be judged for what we do. I think that all people in this community, who consider themselves authority figures, need to take some of their own advice.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean that we should always take the easy way out. Sometimes you have to admit that you were wrong before you can make things right, and that is something that will never happen here. Our ‘authorities’ will never jeopardize their power and fortune to do the right thing; and our community wonders where the bullies learn such behavior.

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