|"Touch me again and I'll cut your fucking balls off!" That|
line usually worked out pretty well for me.
Bullying is nothing new. Children can be cruel, and they can be vicious little monsters that are particularly adept at sensing weakness. They seem to operate on a herd mentality, and the perceived “weaklings,” are singled out and ostracized.
I don’t know the historical statistics on how many kids have offed themselves because of bullying, but it seems like that is something that is happening more often these days. It could be because of increased media exposure on the issue of bullying in general, but for all my 27 years of living, I don’t seem to recall suicide from bullying being as big a problem as it is today.
So what in the fuck is going on with our kids these days?
Phoebe Prince was bullied to the point that she committed suicide. The girls, more accurately described as stupid bitches, who relentlessly assailed her for months are potentially going to stand trial for what they’ve done. During the hearings, one of the girls didn’t show any emotion or remorse, and while the other two cried when they were reminded of the horrendous treatment they doled out, only one of them actually offered an apology to Phoebe’s mother.
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with our kids these days? I personally find it frightening that kids can push someone to suicide and apparently not give a shit that they were the primary cause for it. Please, don’t give me the “well they should be stronger than that,” argument. That’s the precise argument that is causing this shit to happen: a complete lack of empathy and compassion.
|I kept seeing signs that said "Bully Free Zone." I couldn't|
get the phrase "bullshit free zone," out of my head, and here
It wasn’t but a few months ago that some douche bags posted some dude’s tryst with another dude on the internet, and he offed himself because of the humiliation. If I’m not mistaken, I do believe the people responsible for that are pleading guilty.
Why are our kids seemingly turning into little sociopaths? First, let’s not fucking blame violent videogames. For fuck sake, I’ve been playing violent video games for quite some time now, and I’m one of the most compassionate guys you’ll ever meet. I’m the type of guy that likes to pick on people, but I generally only pick on my friends and people I like. I know, it’s weird and juvenile, but if I genuinely do not like the person, or if I pity the person, I don’t say anything derogatory because I don’t want to actually be hurtful.
And in this case it was a group of stuck up bitches who probably don’t even play video games.
The only answer I can conjure up is that it must be a parental thing. I always teach my kids to be compassionate and empathetic. From day 1 I’ve taught my son that it’s never right to hurt another person. I understand that every kid is going to turn out differently, sometimes regardless of how he or she is parented, but this sort of behavior I think is indicative of poor parenting.
Compassion and empathy are not innate in every human, and they must be taught and developed through active parenting. My mother taught me to be compassionate, my father taught me to be a man who tries to always do good rather than harm. Perhaps those are things that parents don’t think about anymore?
This is a depressing topic, so I figured I'd include a picture
of hot ass Heather Graham. If you feel sad about this story
and our little sociopaths, just stare into her boobs. I
mean eyes. Nah, I meant boobs.
Perhaps it has to do with education and how that has started to increasingly suck shit since the 1950s. The emphasis on art and the humanities has declined, especially since everyone wants our kids to be better at math and science than Koreans, and I think that is taking a toll on the American psyche. The point of the humanities is to teach us what it means to be human, because once we understand that it’s a lot harder to treat another human being like shit.
Those kids carry most of the blame, as I am a proponent of 100% personal responsibility. But we’re going to continue to churn out more little sociopaths like these high school bitches unless we seriously ask the question “why the fuck are these kids so god damned mean?!”