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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am not supposed to see these athletic teenage girls in that manner...
    Sucks to be you, 'cause that's all I'm thinking of now.

    Yep. That is more an American thing though... I don't see that much here at all. Kids are accountable here still. Thank god.
    Sadly. I think the thread was started with Americans in mind, because I doubt it's as much of a concern in other nations. I could be assuming too much though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sucks to be you, 'cause that's all I'm thinking of now.
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    Sadly. I think the thread was started with Americans in mind, because I doubt it's as much of a concern in other nations. I could be assuming too much though.
    You are most assuredly correct. I was just pointing out that not every place is full of excuses yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Just my team of girls... the other teams? Right with you...
    Yeah, my brain can't tell the difference. Remind me not to be a high school teacher or coach.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I would say that EVERY PERSON that commits, or attempts to commit, suicide does so because of mental and emotional dysfunctions that affected them. Seems a fact. Every person on the planet gets depressed. Some barely ever, some most of their lives. Nothing PC or liberal about it, just a fact. The more depressed you get the more the likely hood of suicide. Some are helped with medication but most need a therapist.
    That's because you're assuming, without evidence, that suicide is necessarily a bad thing. I don't assume that. I think there are plenty of perfectly legitimate reasons one might end their own life that have nothing to do with mental or emotional dysfunction. Then again, I don't fear death so I don't have to take the rather absurd position that life, for the sake of life, has to be preserved at all costs.
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    Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Not the same. When someone is assaulted, there needs to be intervention. Getting your ass kicked, pushed down a flight of stairs, etc. need to be addressed regardless of circumstances. What I'm saying is that we don't need legislature that's going to criminalize the quarterback knocking your trapper keeper out of your hands in the hall, or having a mean name written on a piece of paper and put on your locker. There are people out there that think we need to call a cop if you get hit with Jello from across the lunch hall.
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    That's because you're assuming, without evidence, that suicide is necessarily a bad thing. I don't assume that. I think there are plenty of perfectly legitimate reasons one might end their own life that have nothing to do with mental or emotional dysfunction. Then again, I don't fear death so I don't have to take the rather absurd position that life, for the sake of life, has to be preserved at all costs.
    I assume no such thing and think that people should be able to kill themselves if they so want. And my post has nothing to do with fearing death and everything to do with the reasons that a person would kill themselves.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I wasn't physically assaulted.
    I have only one guy that I ever bullied, but the guy tried bullying me too so as a teenager I didn't think it was so bad. Now? I regret it and would apologize if I ever saw him again.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sadly. I think the thread was started with Americans in mind, because I doubt it's as much of a concern in other nations. I could be assuming too much though.
    The thread was started with how we as Americans are dealing with it in mind, but some... for reasons that baffle me... have taken it to mean that only Americans bully. Which is ludicrous, of course.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I was a victim of persistent bullying for being both different and disabled, day in and day out for years. I spent at least two years being escorted to schools kicking and screaming (no, I am not joking) because the atmosphere was that bad. Professionals surrounding, but not necessarily directly employed by the school in question thought this was a ridiculous atmosphere to maintain. Some teachers responded, others dismissed it. I didn't have suicidal thoughts, but I had teetered on the edge for years as a result. Now, really, another student was pushed down a flight of stairs for being different, and he and his family sued the district. People in the school thought he should have just taken in like a man, and got even more annoyed when he and his family fought back.

    So yes, Gipper, I think this "man-up" mentality is bull**** and that apologists for bullies need a severe wake-up call.
    What did you do about your bullying? Just curious because I was pretty severely bullied myself.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I assume no such thing and think that people should be able to kill themselves if they so want. And my post has nothing to do with fearing death and everything to do with the reasons that a person would kill themselves.
    If a person thinks they have a sufficient reason to kill themselves, even if you disagree with those reasons, what business is it of yours to step in and stop them?
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