“If you don’t stop that I’ll knock you down.”
From the neighbour’s house came screaming voices as mum and dad disagreed.
In state parliament yesterday one politician arguing with another stated it was unfortunate that;
“I can’t take you outside and beat you to death.”
On a blog I was reading a Christian disagreeing with an agnostics’ opinion stated;
“You will go to hell, you will burn forever…god will put you there.”
On the internet yesterday I watched sport fans beating the crap out of the other teams’ fans and then beating non-whites despite them being fans of the same team.
I watched a politician talk of putting funding into telling our kids that bullying; cyber and face to face is wrong.
And I thought…
Then why do we keep showing them how to do it?
From our private homes to the sports fields; from our parliaments to the comments following internet articles; from the way one country deals with conflict with another we constantly see adults bullying each other.
That is how kids learn. They watch us.
If we don’t want our kids to bully others perhaps we should stop being bullies ourselves.