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Response to Philosoraptor (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:53 AM

36. To all of you.

To all of you. I am so sorry for your high school experiences.

I grew up in a small town and graduated high school in 1965.
If there was bullying I never saw it. The sports teams and cheerleaders
were held in high regard-well not our football team that finally tied a
game after 2 years. The really smart kids were the ones who were really
held in a special place.

The kids I felt sorry for were the ones who came from poorer families. They were never on a sports team, the cheerleading squads, the honor roll. They were just ignored. Is this a form of bullying? It might have been back in my day. And I am sorry to say that I never, never really had a real conversation with some of these kids through years of school. This is something I didnít realize until I got older and had a chance to think about my high school days. I should have gotten to know some of these people better. They were a part of my community. I was in high school.

I am so glad that those of you who had thoughts of doing harm to others didnít act on those thoughts. I am so glad that you survived high school and are here today. I am so glad that my three daughters grew up in the same high school as I did and didnít have to put up with bullying.

I would love to say that I would have had the courage to stand up to a bully-but that was high school. Who knows what I would have done? I applaud those of you who did stand up to a bully.

Thank you for your posts. It helps to understand what some students are going through and why so many consider high school hell.

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