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  •  Bullies are usually acting out their own issues (3+ / 0-)

    if they can be helped early and find ways to cope and deal in more positive ways that is the other side of the equation of solving the problem. They need alternatives besides a law of the jungle quest for power since they are themselves powerless or feel powerless and vulnerable... their only escape that gives them power and status is to crush others... have power over whoever they can.

    There is energy and need going to waste and being turned to destructive purposes...both for their victims AND themselves in the end. Even if they are "successful" in life they are likely to be stunted in some way and feel the need to succeed at the expense of others.

    Adult bullies: do they recollect their bullying as being that or do they sneer at "weak" or uncool people? Are they voting Republican and deriding the poor and sick? Are they against the Bully film for spurious reasons because they don't like the implications the film has about them?

    Empathy can be stifled in early life and childhood. The lessons learned are not to be a "crybaby", not to be "weak" or whatever parents or siblings or neighborhood kids and classmates decide to target? Empathy is a natural trait in humans but it can be reprogrammed into fierce clan loyalty and defense against the "0ther" the outsider, the different. And a fearful overcompensating adult who is suspicious of others and convinced that others are getting away with things or getting undeserved anything...

    Making kids fearful and needy is the perfect recipe for a Republican nirvana... with sheep and overlords. The bullies and the bullied but all with different labels and functions.

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 12:49:12 PM PDT

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