Originally posted by lacrimaererum
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
so you think everyone else in the world should be like you.
should be as strong as you.
if you can put up with the abuse everyone else should be able to.
interesting opinion you have there.
Absolutely not. I am nothing special, I am just a man. I don't want anyone to be "like me".
But I do think that people have an ability to rise to expectations. I also think that we have seen 60+ years of lowering expectations on humanity,
with government spending more and more efforts on coddling what was, once, a strong race of humaniods.
I refuse to be weak, and I refuse to allow my fellow men to be weak. Their weakness is the single greatest threat to my freedom, to my liberty. Look
how many things that I may or may not want to do, but am told that I cannot do because someone else thinks I shouldn't.
anyway, like i said ealier in the thread, i really dont care what they do. i just get a bit tired of seeing kids killing themselves over internet
bullying. thought it would be good if it could be stopped/reduced.
guess its just collateral damage.
as long as americans think they are still living in this fantasy land where they believe they are free. too funny.
You know why i believe I am free? Because I am. I don't ask persmission to do things, i just do them. I don't ask for rights, i live them. I owe
no debt, and am beholden to only my wife and kids.
I was bullied as a kid. My son has been bullied. I taught him like I was taught: defend yourself, stop being a wuss, and address the problem.
And the lesson at the core of it all: other people are mean, and I define my own value (not some loser who's value is tied to insulting others).
The answer, then, is better parenting. Teach your kids better. Teach them to be less mean, but even more teach them to ignore stupid words that mean
nothing. And, if all else fails, teach your kids to have a sharp enough tongue that they can win.
Take this from a formerly 470lbs man who had a fomerly 400lb 12 year old: there are ways to overcome.
FWIW, he has received praise for the way he handled the bullying, especially from the campus cop who told him he could physically defend himself. Also
FWIW, the seas of liberty are rough and choppy, but far preferred to the relatively quiet harbor of tyranny.
edit on 12-6-2012 by
bigfatfurrytexan because: (no reason given)