Speaking of bullying, I saw the film, Bully the weekend it opened. A touching, moving, slightly long film that shows the loss and heartbreak associated with bullying. I would have liked to have seen a couple of examples of upwardly mobile kids getting bullied because bullying is not a mid-west, low-income, rural issue. It is a national… rather global affair. Reading the article by Lee Hirsch, the director in today’s Huff Po, I wonder if all the hype and attention has the power to change man’s inner bastard. One can only hope, but chances are unless strict punishment goes into play for bullies, then not much else can be done. Tough kids will not Kumbaya with a nelly. Period. The goal as I see it is to teach the notion live and let live. And if a bully does not comply, then various levels of ramifications should apply.
I WROTE THIS A WHILE BACK
Having been invited to join the Stomp Out Bullying Committee, I welcome your support for this important initiative and charity, Stomp Out Bullying. Most of us have experienced some sort of bullying somewhere along the road to our current state of fierceness. You cannot be fierce unless you have survived some kind of obstacles or challenges through your youth. The more you hurdle the stronger you become. Bullying is one of those major challenges that we are confronted with, or accosted by, actually. Your ability to rise to the occasion and deal with the situation will serve you in the long run in many areas of your life. Being a victim can be daunting, but you do have options. Will we stomp out bullying? I don’t think entirely. But what we can do, is our part in the crucial work that Stomp Out Bullying does to make a difference in some child’s life. ‘Tis the season…find out how you can help.