[quote]According to data collected by the department’s research wing last year, one-third of all students ages 12 to 18 felt that they were being bullied or harassed at school, Ms. Ali said in an interview.
“Folks need to wake up,” Ms. Ali said. “We have a crisis in our schools in which bullying and harassment seems to be a rite of passage, and it doesn’t need to be that way.” [/quote]
I got teased in school as a kid. I wore huge fucking glasses in junior high and that along with being a little smaller than the other kids meant I was a target. I was about a year younger at least than everyone else which is one reason as well.
Looking back, I can’t say much negative about any of it. Things like that are why I pushed harder. People telling me what I can’t do is one reason I am doing those things right now.
Where will kids be without any of that?
Do you really strive to be your best when you are constantly told that you are already your best right now?
How many of those kids in school that everyone thought were the coolest are the most interesting people right now years after high school?
Doesn’t that situation actually flip considerably around college?
Those “nerds” are the ones owning the companies (and your girls) 15-20 years later.