Kudos, to you and your son Jay!
Finally, someone is dealing with the destructive patterns of bullying.
This is one of the greatest, and most accelerated problems in our society.
The behavior is depicted daily by the news personalities who bombard viewers
with yelling, shouting and rude behavior to gain ratings.
Our reality TV programs which promote lying,
backstabbing, and betrayal are acceptable in order to win. The political
campaigns with their bullying and angry platforms using "any means
Recall the tragedy of Columbine, and other
school shootings, where the kids involved were the ones who had suffered
daily abuse and bullying.
Before retirement I witnessed these behaviors in school and at work. I
continue to witness the destructive impact of this dynamic on a daily basis,
and without leaving my home.
Over the past years, I've spent a lot of time online, and regularly visit chatrooms.
Over the years, I've witnessed people who not only ridicule, and insult others
due to holding a different view, but who also engage in personal attacks.
Chatters will go along with the bullying in order to be accepted, or to avoid
being the brunt of the teasing and taunts.
People will email, Instant Message and complain of the behaviors exhibited
by the bullies, but they are
not willing to take a public stand against it.
The chatroom develops into the 'clique' dynamic, the bullies cause
division between chatters, and an issue of control results.
Chatters ignoring, shunning, being rude, or attacking another because of some
transgression real or imagined. People who allow the bullying to continue
are worse, since they enable the behaviors by not taking a stand.
I decided to take a stand against it. Bullies are cowards. Those who allow the behavior to continue in their presence,
serve the destructive dynamic.
Dr. Phil, people just do not grasp the significance bullying
plays in our society, and its destructive influence.
And, the saddest of all is each individual participating or ignoring the problem has something unique, and of value to contribute to the group
dynamic, yet, they prefer to engage in, or permit negative, and destructive behaviors.
as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him
down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might
If you place little value on yourself, it is not
likely the world will raise your price