This is rather not much of my own story, but an attempt of awareness to prevent more deaths due to bullying. As is human nature, we tend to hate on a perpetrator automatically like Adam Lanza from the Sandy Hook shooting. However, we are not aware that there could be a backside to the story such as Adam being diagnosed with Aspergers and had a personality disorder. Not only that, there were other factors that could have led to the shooting. Adam may have been bullied and wanted to retaliate but didn't know who. In other cases, some retaliate against life and take their lives. Then comes the question...Can we do anything about it? YES WE CAN. As a child I have been bullied as many people have and took the situation to a teacher. The result? A downright rude scolding to simply get along. Another case includes a twelve-year-old with piercings, sagging pants, raggedy sweater, a blonde pony-tail and an attitude followed by sensitivity. After going to the office for the millionth time, our teacher simply tells us to respect him and to watch our words. Why? " We don't know what he's been through and what he is capable of." Instead of chewing him out, she advises us to be wary and applies extreme patience to his sarcasm which lead to a well developed relationship among the class. Why not have other teachers do the same? Instead of training them to confront a disastrous situation, have them prevent it by being a friend, someone to trust, someone to confide in. I have found even the most bitter and hard-hearted teachers to be soft on the inside. We are all human after all. How about instead of being humane, we be indiscriminate and loving like puppies?
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