Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Is this a tough issue or what? When I first heard the story on "Good Morning America", my immediate reaction was to take the side of the 9 year old boy being bullied, not only by the bullies but also by the school. But as I have reflected on this story, I'm not so sure.
Let me state this for the record: I do not condone bullying! Period. Where I am having 2nd thoughts is about the mother allowing the boy to take a "My Little Pony" lunchbox to school in the first place. Isn't this just setting this poor kid up for failure? Would it be any different if this kid wore a "Kick Me" t-shirt to school, and then got upset b/c people were kicking him?
As a kid, I was very much into superheroes like Batman and Superman, and in fact my grandmother made me a Superman cape (pretty cool, huh!). And I'm sure I have a picture or two around with me running through the sprinkler in my back yard with said Superman cape on. But what do you supposed would have happened had I wore my Superman cape to school? First off, my mom would have NEVER allowed that to occur. But, if I had, do you supposed I might have been picked on just a bit (this would be in the 1960's, so I think all you boomers know the answer to that question)? OF COURSE I WOULD HAVE!!
So something to think about...just wanted to interject my 2 cents, and hopefully cause some honest and thought provoking discussion on the subject.