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Ralphie takes care of himself . . . . grows up to be a fine man

Bully learns his lesson . . . and also grows up to be a fine man



Keep your kids out of General Population. I did my last three years of High School in a year at home on my computer. That was 15 years ago. The technology has grown so much in that time to be so interactive. I have never seen a kid bullied at Church or other event it is almost always gen pop public schools., It is our responsibility as libertarians to do the best for our kids. The day I realized I didn't give a damn what other people think is the day of freedom but it is hard to teach a kid not to care what its peers think..

I went to a Christian school

starting in Jr High, and that was the first time I got bullied. It doesn't matter where you go, it's about how you stand up for yourself.

Children are abused at Church all the time

Just ask a priest.

Whoever let this kid read

Catcher in the Rye needs to be forced to listen to this speech over and over again for 20 years.

So self absorbed and Whiney - they told me I couldn't be a pro wrestler those dream killers ! !

Of course he is the face of this generation, and its our fault because we got what we valued.

Now the Russians and Arabs, who our forefather cowed and abused, and made strong, will take their revenge on his generation, with merely a whimper to stop them.

There is a Hank Hill episode where his son Bobby learns

how to deal with bullies.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche


Bullying made me the successful man I am today.

Don't feed the bully propaganda machine

I couldn't watch the video. Looking at the still image of the guy with a mic stuck to his cheek, I suspected a TED talk. When I clicked play and saw the TED logo, I exited. TED talks are filled with NGO sponsored propaganda given by douche bags.

The bully propaganda is being pushed hard. What is the solution being pushed? More laws, law enforcement, and government intrusion and control. We have to do it for the children!!! Uh, no we don't.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

"Sticks & stones may break my bones, . . . "

" . . . but words will never hurt me."

When you learn that at home, you learn that ultimately its your own opinion of yourself that matters.

When it comes to physical bullies, I ran into several of them as a kid. One of them I avoided and ran away from for a couple weeks till he gave up going after me. Those weeks were horrible. Others that I recall, I faced and dealt with. Gave one a bloody nose; later we became friends and he stopped bullying kids. (BTW - thank you to my boyhood friend who showed me boxing skills that he learned in Golden Gloves. With those skills I was able to defend myself and give the bully the bloody nose I mentioned.) Another bully was much older than me. He surprised me and I struck out in a surprised reaction. He never bullied me again. One bully hit me in the stomach, but I got a few good licks in, so he never bullied me afterwards. I recall other bullies picking on younger kids; I stepped in and stopped them. One was going after my younger brother - I went to their school and told him if he did it again I would go after him. The bullying stopped.

We used to learn how to deal with bullies and it made people stronger and more compassionate for others IMO. Now people are taught to be passive victims. Wait for someone else to save them or do something.
If we're talking serious assaults, that's one thing. The police may need to be called in if life or limb is threatened. But not for the stuff that kids have dealt with for many generations. There are too many TED talks that seem to have that victim mentality agenda.

I agree completely

I'm fairly certain cavemen had kids who were bullied in prehistoric times. It is nothing new. It is another example of an agenda being pushed to make everyone responsible for the actions of a very slight minority. It is an agenda to try and protect everyone from everything, including themselves.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

They're not trying to protect people . . .

they're trying to weaken them and make them more dependent on those posing as 'saviors'. Many of us aren't buying into it.

Excellent statement about cavemen ! :) Nothing new about this.

I don't want to judge this young man or what he went through. We don't know the details. But I look at the size of the guy and his body language, and . . . . well. - I just wonder if he had a father, uncles, or older brothers to help guide him when he was a boy. He reminds me of a few people I have known in size and manner. Big guys dragging around like whipped Great Danes. On the other hand, I've met a few smaller guys that were like pit bulls. You wouldn't mess with them. Its all about attitude & not putting up with garbage.

What was done in the past ? If it was physical, the kid would have gotten a few pointers from a significant older male. Boxing, martial arts, etc. The kid wouldn't want his parents to complain to the school (that would have been embarrassing to him). The word would have gotten out that he'd received some training and there might have been one physical incident after that to prove himself. Afterwards the bullying would have stopped. A bloody nose tends discourage bullies. This scenario played out many times. Its even in old movies and t.v. shows (remember Ralph in the 'BB gun will shoot your eye out' movie that is played at Christmas). Part of growing up.
If it was social/psychological (girls often were subjected to this) they learned about 'sticks & stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me'. They learned not to care so much what the others thought or said. They learned that the opinions of those who did such things weren't worth caring about.

I wasn't bullied, as in

physically hurt, but I sure was teased as a child. My parents were much older than the norm when they had me, and clueless. I was fat, wore glasses, and my mom dressed me funny. I got over it. I think kids today are way more vicious though, and some kids are scared $hi+less to go to school.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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Sort of the same thing here

Sort of the same thing here just replace fat with speech impediment and that was me :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

ecorob's picture

Truly inspirational.

Should be required viewing for every student in America.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Maybe I'm just insensitive

or not very emotional, but I really don't understand how or why people carry all this baggage from their childhood around with them. I'm not trying to knock the guy, but I just don't 'get' it. Normal human beings know how to control their emotions rather than letting them take over, something that is very much frowned upon today. I'm tired of this "muh feels" palaver.

Then again, I wasn't really bullied as a kid, nor did I bully people (though there were plenty of fist fights). I had other shit going on as a kid, such as living alone on the street when I wasn't living in a state-run group home, so maybe I've developed a thick skin over the years and view a few hurt feel-feels as trivial by comparison.

I know it sounds like I'm being an asshole, and maybe I am. I'm just tired of hearing about how being called a name is going to result in lifelong emotional trauma. Know what else results in lifelong emotional trauma? Attempting to regulate every facet of human interaction from cradle to grave.



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It not your baggage

Its what you do with it. We all have baggage, some heavier than others, none is too heavy to bare, though sometimes some help is really appreciated.

Also, the greatest act of love someone cand do is to tell a person the truth. even if that truth is not so pleasant.

Bamobo, thank you for saying

Bamobo, thank you for saying this. It seems that so many "adults" today don't want to accept responsiblity or accountability for anything so they fall back on stories from 10-20-30 years earlier and blame others for their own actions/inactions. These people need to grow up.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

It's because being the "victim" is in.

It's because being the "victim" is the in thing. Everyone wants to be a victim so they can blame all their problems on someone else. They don't have the intelligence or fortitude to deal with life. We have seen this victim mentality grow ever since the civil rights movement and now everyone wants to be a part of some victimized minority so they can receive special attention.

Your not thick skinned or an asshole. But then again being somewhat normal is abnormal in this world anymore.

maybe I've developed a thick skin

yes, you have and that's a good thing...especially today.

I was bullied...barked at, called a dog...and that was in 7th grade.
Not fun but...

I think if kids have support at home they are not as susceptible to the bullying away from home - kids need nurturing, acceptance, validation. Not for how they look or act but for who they are. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Our society has a fetish for outside appearances - immediate judgment is exacted on a person if he/she does not look the way society deems acceptable - you know, the beautiful people obsessed with their weight, obsessed with their selves.

People are so much more than their outside covering - the heart reveals much.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Your variable

"if kids have support at home".

Your variable is like saying, just be a good runner and don't let your broken legs be the excuse for not winning.

That's no insignificant variable. Many kids do not have support at home. Those kids are the ones vulnerable to being bullied for merely not having a "real family". A real family is the environment of self-worth. Foster care kids are different merely by not having a real family. Kids in the foster care system often have multiple placements before being adopted, or never adopted. Even if they are adopted, the "normal family kids" are often still aware of the kid in class who is adopted. In a kid's mind, being adopted most often means "my mom didn't want me". Every time a foster kid gets passed from one family to another, a kid's mind processes it as "they didn't want me either". Try getting over that during your childhood.

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Yes, you are insensitive.

And, yes, you are an asshole. (I'm just agreeing with your words.)

You should work on that.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Considering how bullying ruined most of my childhood.

Thanks for actually saying something to these douches. Maybe they forgot smart or not we are forced into these GOVERNMENT schools. Perhaps it's easier for them becuase they were the bullies.

I actually beat up the kid that bullied my at his homecoming in front of a crowd and the next week I was jumped by 3 more of his friends. Worst mistake of my life -- fight back LOL. (violence only brings more violence)


What exactly does it mean to take a "stand" on bullying? I'm not trying to be insensitive here, as bullying in itself is obviously a problem, but what exactly are these people going to do by taking a "stand"?

This whole new bullying fad (again I know that's mean, but it's still kind of a fad) that has been widespread as of late is filled with propaganda. I feel like the liberals in Hollywood have hijacked the word "bullying" and turned it into yet another one of their tools in the tool shed.

Plus, what is this exactly doing besides funneling money through a bunch of adults? Does any of this ever even penetrate the mind of a 4th-Grade bully?

Boy you hit it on the head. It's a FAD.

To hear the recent propaganda you would think that bullying is something new. In fact what they call bullying is new. I know what bullying is and these people who cry about being bullied are just titty babies.

Oops, I called them titty babies I guess that makes me a bully. How ridiculous.

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You just don't get it.

Some people never do.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I get

That I just don't get it. My family eats me alive when I bring up this stance. My sister went through years of therapy in her youth for being the REAL bullied, for being well overweight. My parents even pulled her out of school because of it.

I really am not trying to be insensitive, even though I come off as it. But the word "Bullied" has been hijacked, so watch out. I do not want what my sister went through to be watered down by some new FAD word.

He has no arms and no legs

His name is Nick Vujicic and he is taking a stand (no pun intended) against bullying.

Nick Vujicic - Stand Strong Against Bullying

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25

He will be in Times Square tomorrow

Evangelist Nick Vujicic Offers Hugs in Times Square to Support Anti-Bullying Campaign

His facebook page:

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." Matthew 12:25

The [government] trying

to stop bullying is like the teacher trying to stop the aimless mind of every child. I was bullied for years. The one thing you'll never hear about bullying is that for those who muster the strength to stand up to it, there is a wonderful gift of compassion that can come from knowing those who bully also suffer.

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