10 Sep Bullying
Updated June, 2018.
Not literally, Taylor. When you empathize with another person, you are able to understand what they feel – you see the world from their point of view, and feel something for them. Empathy is an amazing weapon against all this “stuff” you guys are talking about.
In fact, empathy seems to be one of the main traits that sets apart a person who bullies from people who don’t. Moreover, bullies and leaders can have a lot of similarities but bullies do not show empathy, while the best leaders do. For example, ever notice that people who bully are often popular? Many of them can be very personable to teachers and adults. Sometimes people who bully are even protected by teachers because they are star athletes or lead characters in a play. So bullies often have some traits that can put them in a powerful social position, but they often lack empathy which means they are likely to use that power in a harmful way rather than a positive way.
To learn more about why some people bully, how to help prevent bullying and how to deal with bullying, this post will cover:
You can read about Cyber-bullying here (after you finish this post of course!).