March 31, 2012 2 Comments
I was a victim of bullying. Shocking I know that a nerd like myself was the target for bullying with my glasses, portly disposition and general intelligence level above those that I attended school with. It stings being bullied and teased in school for no other reason than to be the target of some ridicule so others can feel good about themselves. I take comfort in the fact that my life has turned out immensely better than theirs, with a career (currently in between jobs) and not currently siring several children and working for slightly above minimum wage. Take that fuckers!
Anyways, now that I have openly vented about my past, bullying is still some morbid national past time that happens even decades after I exited the education system. We see it in the news about teens killing themselves from incessant bullying and the backlash of violence from those that just can’t take it anymore. Everyone knows why but they can never seem to get to the heart of the issue. Young kids deciding that the teasing and bullying becomes almost too much for them and end of taking their lives or those around them. It’s a tragedy that has to be addressed and it hopefully a documentary like Bully will bring to light the issues of bullying in schools in the most direct way possible.