Bullying... now WHO wants their ass kicked?!

Bullying... now WHO wants their ass kicked?!

If you ever want to know how to get your ass kicked, sit there while this is happening... This is an ad from the #AdCouncil about bullying in school. I rode the bus a few times but fortunately never had to experience any of this, physically. What may be easily overlooked here is the psychological trauma to the kids NOT doing anything. There's a saying "beware of large groups of idiots". In THIS example I'd be more worried about a few dorks swinging wildly than one bully trying to act tough. Mainly because the bully is compensating for something he hasn't got... courage.
 
It takes #courage to do the right thing. I'm fortunate enough to have an awesome #housewife and help-meet who leads all four of our children through their daily +Homeschool routine and drives them to and from their various lessons and activities.
 
+Christeena Phillips was telling me about a recent trip to #Publix. There was a man employed there who obviously had down syndrome. She was terrified that they were about to open their mouths and say something utterly embarrassing when "it" happened; they engaged in conversation!
 
Well, nothing came of it and they made her totally proud! Max, our 4 year old, high-fived him, and the girls chatted with him about his 42nd birthday that was coming up while they discussed cakes and toys they got. An appropriately pleasant conversation! Bullying isn't just smacking a kid around on the bus; it's being ignorant to people who obviously don't meet the societal "norms". It's not holding the door for a family and their wheelchair as you leave a restaurant, even if it's raining!
 
The only thing that changes is the word we use to describe it because the definition is the same. Instead of being a bully, we call you a dick! Way to go, dick! By the way, I'm still bigger than you and I will hit you... don't be a dick! Oh, and love on your kids so that they learn to model appropriate behaviors and not some trash like the kids in this video.
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