posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:11 PM
Sad. Really, really sad. I can truly relate to this kid, as I grew up with, and still have, a lazy eye and eye lid. Kids made fun of me too, but I
still had good friends and came away with no lasting effects of the teasing. What my parents did was teach me how to stand up for myself for one, and
two, they taught me that I shouldn’t be ashamed of my eye, and that I was just like everyone else. I remember that kids would call me “Popeye The
Sailor”, to which I replied with “That’s right, and I’m going to eat my spinach and then kick your butt!” Sure, I never did get in a fight
over it, but it taught other kids to respect me and treat me the same as everyone else. In fact, I really think it ended up building a lot of
confidence in myself that I may not have gained otherwise.
Frankly, I think this bullying stuff has been blown way out of proportion. Sure, there are isolated incidences with suicides over it and the like. But
I have to think that had the parents taught their kids confidence and helped them feel good about themselves, then it wouldn’t be in the state that
it is. In fact, all aspects of kids/parents these days are that way. It is what is now called the “Trophy Generation”, because everyone gets a
trophy. There are no more winning and losing in sports, only participation. Everyone gets a trophy, not just the winners. Hell, they don’t even keep
score anymore! Also, they don’t even flunk kids in school anymore, they just move them on to the next grade!
End of rant.