I’m working on an anti-bullying project at the moment and I have many thoughts on the subject, mainly it’s about who to target, and this is my main question right now, as it seems the latter is not always dealt with properly, because if it was, bullying wouldn’t keep happening.
Do you automatically feel bad and sorry for the one being bullied, or do you feel worse for the one who bullies?
I don’t like the quote or phrase “bullies are losers“. I don’t think they are bad people, but rather sad people. That’s what needs to change, because a happy and confident person does not need to put others down. That’s who I believe needs to be taken care of asap! Sometimes the bully is someone you feel bad for, let’s say someone coming from a broken home or someone having clear issues, and you can kind of expect them to act out towards others, but sometimes it’s just a person who was never told the basics of kindness or someone being spoiled in all the wrong ways and craves attention. Basically – whoever bullies needs to be aware that you can’t fix yourself or feel better about yourself by breaking someone else! Unfortunately bullies don’t always get the help and assistance they need to grow and become happy and confident, but if they do there’s a great chance they can come to that point and by doing so, whoever is being bullied would feel better too!