“As an adult, when was the last time you gave a person a bloody nose? ( Just wondering.)
Personally, as an adult I have never worked in such an environment. I have never chosen such a social circle.”
Part of becoming an adult is learning how to handle bullies.
In answer to your question, I learned as I matured how to handle bullies with words rather than actions. Adults tend to be more civilized than youngsters.
I’ve encountered plenty of bullies in the workplace; Fortune 20 company, even some of my bosses - it’s hard to choose them. Perhaps you have better options for choosing.
Exactly so, and this is part of learning social justice.
Those that learn it well will not find themselves in the company of bullies as adults.
I was just saying the other day, that banning games such as "cowboys and indians" robs young boys of this very key learning process.
When I was a kid, if you were captured, there was a trial or tribunal of some kind.
It is difficult to teach kids adult concepts if you expect them to never have adult experiences while you cloister them away from the world.
The best place to learn this is by watching responsible parents ( and close relatives) do this as part of managing the conflicts that normally arise in living adult lives.
The worst place to learn it is in a prison-like government school where even play ( and important part of childhood where children practice and pretend to be adults) is banned.