posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 03:38 PM
I'm relatively young (almost 30), and honestly in my opinion, the problem lies in the way kids are conditioned from grade school up. I, for one, am
non-confrontational by nature.HOWEVER, (and that is a massive HOWEVER), I was also raised with the old-school line of thinking: "Son, you never start
a fight. But if you find yourself in the middle of one, end it."
I apply that same school of thought when I'm witnessing people being treated unfairly as well. Yet nowadays, kids are suspended from school for even
pretending to be violent playfully. So how can you tell someone one minute "ALL VIOLENCE IS TERRIBLE", and the next minute "STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
IF YOU'RE BEING BULLIED". It's a gigantic, catch 22 if you ask me. Whatever happened to people being able to settle their disputes mono a mono?
One CLEAR example I can give, happened to a friend of mine while we were in high school. A bully decided to start some sh!t with a friend of mine and
myself. Particularly, my friend was in this guy's sights. It escalated to the point where we wound up under the stairwell of our school, and a fight
was about the break out. I kept trying to separate the two of them, but eventually it came to throwing fists. Sure enough, a school teacher found them
fighting and both of them ended up suspended.
What did this teach us? That if you start a fight, you're going to get in trouble. That if you are in a fight, you're going to get in trouble. That
if you defend yourself, and are seen doing so, you're still going to get in trouble.
It's a twisted world we live in, in some regards, and it saddens me to think of what kids growing up are going to be dealing with 10-15 years from