I remember being a kid and dealing with bullies.. trying to be the tough guy of the group and bossing everyone around.. We were the quiet kids on our street and we have had our share of fights but if never came to a point to draw blood. Parents were upset, abhorred at what was done, but we moved past it.
I remember an incident where my brother and I were taunted and sprayed with water from a super soaker.. Grass clumps were thrown at us from the kids in our neighborhood. We broke one of the super soakers after an altercation with one of the kids after we told them to stop. I mean how hard is it to quit after someone repeatedly asks you to stop? And who throws grass clumps (like you pulled a patch of grass out of the ground – type grass clump)?
Or another incident where the bigger kids (two brothers) were bossing everyone around at the school bus stop. Picking on everyone and shouting racial slurs.. (we were in Silverdale at the time and the neighborhood in which we lived was predominantly white, and Filipino families were starting to take residence..) We got tired of it.. the pushing, name calling, berating had to stop.. My brother and I got into a fight with those two brothers at the bus stop.. Over the dirt mounds, gravel, ditches, wood piles.. we fought and threw blows… My grandfather saw what was happening and came down to the bus stop. My parents caught wind of it.. they duked it out with the other parents and those parents were ashamed of their kids actions. My parents weren’t too thrilled with our decision either but we moved past it..
In the end – what we fought about was simple.. exerting power of another because they feel the need and because they can. Its not acceptable. Its pathetic. Back then it was about toys, standing in line, sitting in the back of the bus (because it was cool).We never really came to blows.. It took a lot to get there.. we would talk some ish sure.. but for the most part we worked it out without resorting to violence.
But nowadays, bullying has taken on a whole new level. Kids fight about electronics, how they speak, what they wear.. To exert control over others through violence… beating up others like its no big deal.. If there is a problem work it out.. there has got to be another way without drawing blood.. and really??? 7 kids against 1? You’ve got to be kidding me. REGARDLESS of what the back story was or what that 1 guy may have did, it didn’t call for 7 guys beating his ass in a back alley and some IDIOT videotaping it. Shameful, pathetic cowards.
There is no honor in fighting. There is no dignity in bullying. Get over yourselves kids.. pick up a book, go do something productive. Stop being useless and do something with your life.
To those 7, Karma is a snatch. For every action there is an equal and opposite REaction. Just saying.