I never really understood the expression to fight fire with fire. To fight a destructive force with its own terrible properties can only lead to the inevitable outcome that you will only spread they despair rather than extinguish it. When it comes to bullying we as a society need to approach the problem with solutions that will benefit everyone. Bullying is a widespread issue that has affected everyone. What is most commonly ignored is somehow or someway even the bully is being bullied. So by attacking the bully you only strengthen their resolve to find more hurtful ways to vent. We need to fight this fire with water. the water of understanding, collective support and one voice to help all children through this. I know this is a pipe dream but it starts with letting your voice be heard. I wasnt a bully. In high school I was considered a jock and growing up in the public school system bullying was rampant. I couldnt stand for this. to watch a helpless person be ridiculed and beat. I stood up for those people. But i went beyond that. i made them my friends. invited them to social gatherings. accepted them for who they were. As a result, I now play chess at a near master level. I know many computer languages, i have a passion for the sciences, i know the ins and outs of a car, i can lay carpet with the best of them and i have gained the most faithful, lifelong friends i could ever ask for. Before i was just a jock, now im a well rounded human being who has gained a family of amazing friends who will support me through anything, and i will protect them through any situation. More people need to stand up for those less fortunate and even learn to understand those who bully, because odds are they are being bullied as well. Lets stop fighting fire with fire, never wish the pain they have given to others back on them and lets start fighting for those who cant fight for themselves.
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