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Bullying - Learned In School, Practiced In The Adult World - It Must Stop

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We've all been exposed in real life to bullying -- either as an innocent bystander, perhaps even as a swept-up in the moment participant or sadly as a victim. Let's be real with ourselves, even if we can't be with others. We're more likely to have contributed at some point than to have rushed to someone's defense. That doesn't make us bad. It means we're all human and we're all vulnerable. Nobody wants to be on the outside looking in. There are pressures many times to join in or be ostracized ourselves. So we take the weak or cowardly way out. The course of least resistance.

Like sucking our thumbs or picking our noses, we generally outgrow these dirty habits. Some of them are learned naturally, others in school. They generally start when we're young and vulnerable. That's where they're most likely going to be corrected. Yet for many, the bad habits continue on to later in life when the damage can be even worse.

If we don't find ourselves early enough, if we don't develop the strength to stand up for justice, fairness and tolerance for others not as well off or popular, the future isn't pretty. Below is a video that's worth looking at.

Bullying - Catch it early or it'll catch us: The translation at the end says,

"A day of work doesn't have to be like this. Nor a day at school. Bullying is learned!"

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Cartoons of the Day- Totally Safe Schools

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Cartoons of the Day- Guns In Schools

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Cartoons of the Day- New School Security

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Video- Ed Schultz Interviews Teacher Wanting To Carry Gun In Class Without Telling Parents

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This interview was painful in how clueless the woman was. Via.

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Cartoons of the Day- NRA Solutions

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"Taking No Prisoners or Questions" (Mark Streeter/Savannah Morning News)

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