Most don’t now. It is all this big, recent anti-bullying push on TV and in the movies. Really, it is just hokey. Not that I’m for bullying but most go all 80s sitcom on how to deal with bullies when in reality, they need their butt whooped by their parents or the victims to stand up. Instead, they all just talk about their feelings. Really, what middle schooler does that?
Talking about feelings with no God acknowledged is like talking about hunger with no food around. Utterly pointless, but what else are you gonna do.
I was bullied in junior high (what's now called middle school) when I transferred from one school district to another. Hence, I was the n00b with all that entails.
Frankly, a lot of the sissy boys could use a little bullying to straighten them out. No, I'm not advocating thuggery -- just some good old playground fights. Back in my day, getting a bloody nose or a black eye was a rite of passage that turned some boys into men.
I'm not sure how well received my viewpoint will be received here and I realize that things have changed (especially since busing killed the neighborhood school) since the 40s and 50s when I came of age. But I've stated my experience with honesty and with candor so I'll take my virtual lumps here just like I did with the real thing so many decades ago. :-)
That’s how it used to be. A bully or group of them would usually pick on the wrong person or they would make too many enemies and the bullied would band together and teach the thugs the error of their ways. Today nobody is really held responsible for their actions, and even worse thug culture is glorified. The strong eat the weak. Whatever happened to the Golden Rule?