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Stick and Stones, or Overblown Pondering?

"Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words could likely kill me" - Connor Holland.

I think as Nerds many of us growing up have experienced either bullying, or insults at the very least with the intent to hurt, annoy or just otherwise make us mad. Connor in this video brings up a pretty damn good point, but what do you guys think? Bullying is probably something that will never be eradicated, but we can do what we can to lessen its effect right?

Dave J.

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Comment by Luke James Donnelly on August 7, 2014 at 9:33pm

Sticks and stones may break my bones, basically my dad’s way of raising me, the ‘yea that sucks get over it’ approach. Not my mothers, my mother would want to talk about and get to know my problems, taught me not to be afraid to cry and so on, oh boy do I wish I was raised by my dad. When I bottle up my feelings they go away, when I acknowledge them or worse cry about them they stay forever.

 

I’m a former police officer, I used to get verbally “abused” every day. Death threats, told they’d find my family blah blah blah. Water off a ducks back. One day whilst arresting some one who really didn’t wanna be arrested, well let’s say my neck got hurt. Do you know what I’d have preferred? He’d said something mean, my neck hurts every day. I don’t remember the names or faces of people who verbally; “abused”, insulted, threatened or “harassed” me. Verbal attacks only hurt if you let them, physical attacks, they’re another beasty all together.

 

I went to school, I’m bullet proof in that regard, how would you survive school if it didn’t just role off your back? School would be hell. I’m not a special little snowflake, my feelings don’t matter that much and I’m a big boy I can take it. The world’s a big bad place, we’re all gonna need to learn to take it and deal with it.

 

Any way the point I was gonna get to was, maybe don’t interrupt a parent dealing with their child, they might be being like my dad who was hugely helpful to me.

 

 

Just as a PS.

Ignoring bullies doesn’t make them stop, disproportionate force does, but showing that it hurts is like putting a bleeding hand into a piranha tank, once they smell blood they are all over you, it’s the hurting you they are after, that’s the point.

Comment by Kelly on July 20, 2014 at 11:44am

Thank you so much for this. Someone just cursed me out today for being myself and this was very very comforting. 

Comment by Farron on July 20, 2014 at 9:42am

Wooooow. Great video! I think his passion goes a little far here and there. Such as interrupting people and telling them what they should teach. Could be possible depending on the situation and his approach. I just see how easy that could go wrong. That said, I was genuinely impacted by the video. Some very thought provoking things.

Comment by Rodd McKoy on July 4, 2014 at 8:30am

Good  and true video! "From Human to Human Being" is a life changing book. It covers this is a great way in the 1st Passage. This book will elevate you to a higher level.

Comment by Charlotte Berry on June 24, 2014 at 3:28pm
I watched this earlier, and I totally agree with this 100%

I work with young children (3-4 years if anyone's interested!) and we tell them every day that words hurt and to use "kind words." We also talk about people they can talk to, and reassure them that their not alone.
In the grand scheme of things, I know it's not much, but hopefully it'll make them think when their older and now really.
Catch 'em while their young I recon!

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