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327. Possibly the most important (and touching) post you have ever made here
Thank you, Mr. Pitt.
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  -Here There Be Monsters (a personal story about bullying) WilliamPitt  Feb-08-10 02:49 PM   #0 
  - Thanks, Will  villager   Feb-08-10 02:56 PM   #1 
  - VERY TRUE!!! It is one more symptom of the underlying problems in this country. n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:05 AM   #245 
  - Horrifying story...and yet there are those who still argue that this disgusting behaviour  BrklynLiberal   Feb-08-10 02:59 PM   #2 
  - Indeed the lessons have not been learned.  truedelphi   Feb-08-10 03:15 PM   #12 
  - It means nothing good...that is for sure.  BrklynLiberal   Feb-08-10 03:40 PM   #33 
  - There was a big huge thread here arguing that the victims are responsible  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 04:55 PM   #79 
  - Blaming the victims of bullies? wow..That is reprehensible.  BrklynLiberal   Feb-08-10 05:02 PM   #85 
     - Yep. See, they bring it upon themselves by not knowing how to fit in. (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 05:22 PM   #98 
        - Riiiiiiiiiight. Just like rape victims...  BrklynLiberal   Feb-08-10 06:54 PM   #116 
  - Not only are there those who argue that bullyng is "just part of growing up"  Ken Burch   Feb-08-10 09:03 PM   #157 
  - Parents who tell their kids to fight back are a huge problem  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 09:49 PM   #184 
  - It's my understanding that Karl Rove was bullied  BanzaiBonnie   Feb-09-10 04:03 AM   #218 
  - I feel no surprise at all in learning that.  Ken Burch   Feb-09-10 06:42 PM   #321 
  - EXACTLY!!! "We need to build a world that is no longer about "winning" or "losing."" n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:08 AM   #248 
  - Columbine was not a result of bullying.  Raskolnik   Feb-08-10 09:15 PM   #167 
  - Where?  TrogL   Feb-09-10 12:16 AM   #206 
  - This gentleman wrote what I believe most to consider the definitive account thus far  Raskolnik   Feb-09-10 07:19 AM   #226 
     - Thank you for the links  Stargazer09   Feb-09-10 09:11 AM   #249 
        - EXCELLENT!!! More parents should care as much about their children! n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:15 AM   #252 
        - Honestly? I think that is the absolutely wrong approach.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-09-10 06:08 PM   #320 
           - I do listen to my kids  Stargazer09   Feb-10-10 04:05 PM   #331 
              - Sorry, not buying it.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-10-10 06:09 PM   #333 
                 - Whatever works for you  Stargazer09   Feb-11-10 12:42 PM   #338 
                    - LOL  Midlodemocrat   Feb-11-10 04:29 PM   #339 
  - So when they said on tape...  jeff47   Feb-09-10 01:04 AM   #208 
  - Yes.  Raskolnik   Feb-09-10 07:17 AM   #224 
  - I have a friend who lives in Littleton. Her kids are the same age as the killers.  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-09-10 09:45 AM   #262 
  - Proof please...  teknomanzer   Feb-09-10 02:45 PM   #303 
     - I posted some links above which you must have missed.  Raskolnik   Feb-09-10 06:04 PM   #317 
  - And is certainly part of the basic problem, "people are just too damned stupid to learn anything!!!"  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:03 AM   #244 
  - Bullying is a form of child abuse...  tinrobot   Feb-08-10 02:59 PM   #3 
  - And should be legally held accountable for child abuse and also fired in a school setting. n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:13 AM   #251 
  - I have no words, but thank you. K&R  csziggy   Feb-08-10 03:01 PM   #4 
  - Dude! Moving and powerful. Thank you!  Raster   Feb-08-10 03:02 PM   #5 
  - In the end, the bullies didn't win  Generic Other   Feb-08-10 03:03 PM   #6 
  - The only difference between me and Dylan Klebold  AnnieBW   Feb-08-10 03:09 PM   #7 
  - God, I hear ya.  Ken Burch   Feb-08-10 09:07 PM   #158 
  - Cheney was captain of his high school football team. I am pretty sure that if  tblue37   Feb-08-10 03:11 PM   #8 
  - A Football Player! Dick most certainly was the agressor.  Grand Taurean   Feb-08-10 09:12 PM   #164 
     - And the captain, at that. nt  tblue37   Feb-08-10 09:14 PM   #166 
  - It was grade school for me  YankeyMCC   Feb-08-10 03:12 PM   #9 
  - K&R  Echo In Light   Feb-08-10 03:13 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for this great article, Will. I have a question...  whathehell   Feb-08-10 03:13 PM   #11 
  - It's bad in Japan  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-08-10 09:41 PM   #180 
     - Interesting...  whathehell   Feb-09-10 03:27 PM   #305 
  - Thanks, Will  libodem   Feb-08-10 03:15 PM   #13 
  - It is a terribly sad commentary on our society that sensitive, smart, and shy is  tXr   Feb-08-10 07:31 PM   #123 
  - I have a great deal of respect for you Will.  jaxx   Feb-08-10 03:15 PM   #14 
  - K & R. n/t  truedelphi   Feb-08-10 03:15 PM   #15 
  - Bullies were the bane of my existence as a child and i hated school because of it  dugaresa   Feb-08-10 03:18 PM   #16 
  - I don't understand why teachers and/or principals don't intervene  dalaigh lllama   Feb-08-10 03:18 PM   #17 
  - I don't think anything has changed all that much  SouthernLiberal   Feb-08-10 03:53 PM   #44 
  - Parents often don't want them to, and schools tend to blame the victim. (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 04:13 PM   #61 
  - It's the parents of the bully  jeff47   Feb-08-10 05:13 PM   #95 
  - Because nowadays a lot of them foster it.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-10-10 06:13 PM   #334 
  - My God, Will...  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-08-10 03:19 PM   #18 
  - Thank you, Will,  Political_Junkie   Feb-08-10 03:20 PM   #19 
  - I went with "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stranger"  TrogL   Feb-08-10 03:54 PM   #46 
     - LMAO  Political_Junkie   Feb-08-10 05:00 PM   # 
        - nice!  keroro gunsou   Feb-09-10 11:25 AM   #272 
  - I was the skinniest kid in Jr high, and had gangs chase me home every day.  Gman2   Feb-08-10 03:21 PM   #20 
  - Similar experience for me in 5th grade.  Grand Taurean   Feb-08-10 03:50 PM   #40 
  - Yow. He gave the "sticks and stones" cliche when stones were actually involved? (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 04:17 PM   #63 
  - Been there, done that  TrogL   Feb-08-10 03:21 PM   #21 
  - Thank you.  PinkoDonkey   Feb-08-10 03:25 PM   #22 
  - I suppose you could say...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 03:29 PM   #23 
  - I do  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 03:30 PM   #24 
  - Me too.  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 03:41 PM   #35 
  - Coincidentally...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 05:42 PM   #100 
     - Will...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 08:02 PM   #130 
     - I sincerely hope that that bullying prick has nightmares for the rest of his life/  Leftist Agitator   Feb-08-10 10:49 PM   #198 
        - I too am passionate...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 11:31 PM   #202 
  - I'm so happy that the nuns in the schools I attended didn't tolerate  Cleita   Feb-08-10 03:40 PM   #34 
  - I'm seeing a shrink who's hinting at it  TrogL   Feb-08-10 04:02 PM   #51 
  - Kick  fascisthunter   Feb-08-10 03:31 PM   #25 
  - Will I am a teacher and you said something that really resonated with me  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 03:32 PM   #26 
  - (((HUG)))  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 03:33 PM   #27 
  - Back when I was a teacher I only had one rule and one "trigger."  wolfgangmo   Feb-08-10 03:57 PM   #49 
  - I am a firm believer in telling them they never want to see me lose my mind  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 04:35 PM   #69 
  - Describe "kick me" signals  TrogL   Feb-08-10 04:06 PM   #53 
  - That's just it, I can't describe them.  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 04:43 PM   #73 
  - So what do you do about the sexual stuff?  TrogL   Feb-08-10 05:05 PM   #86 
  - I haven't had to deal with that  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 05:45 PM   #101 
  - The kid wearing the invisible "kick me" sign  Raksha   Feb-08-10 06:38 PM   #110 
  - I wrote my thesis on ADD  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 06:47 PM   #113 
  - You know, I am NOT surprised by that at all.  Raksha   Feb-08-10 07:10 PM   #121 
  - Raksha  Diclotican   Feb-11-10 05:31 PM   #340 
  - I don't dare go to reunions - I'd kill somebody  TrogL   Feb-11-10 10:59 PM   #346 
     - TrogL  Diclotican   Feb-12-10 07:04 AM   #351 
  - Thanks for the links, Raksha.  Political_Junkie   Feb-13-10 07:53 AM   #352 
  - My guess would be some of it is body language. Some people's body language may indicate that  raccoon   Feb-09-10 09:05 AM   #246 
  - I can tell you some: Tendency to avoid eye contact, posture that appears "slumped,"  AlienGirl   Feb-08-10 08:49 PM   #150 
     - Thank you. What does "NT" mean in your post? nt  raccoon   Feb-09-10 09:08 AM   #247 
        - Neurotypical.  AlienGirl   Feb-09-10 12:36 PM   #284 
  - Once a child has been the target of bullies...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 08:59 PM   #153 
  - I don't favor zero tolerance for any school offenses  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 09:36 PM   #178 
  - I try to do the same thing  greenbriar   Feb-08-10 09:18 PM   #170 
  - This is the first year I have had 8th graders  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 09:44 PM   #181 
     - 7th grade is way worse  greenbriar   Feb-08-10 10:21 PM   #192 
        - No what is it?  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-08-10 10:29 PM   #195 
  - I think that your Internal Self Image is broadcast some how...  mackdaddy   Feb-08-10 10:38 PM   #196 
  - Thanks! You are clearly one of the good teachers! n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:25 AM   #257 
  - You touched a lot of chords here, Will  hlthe2b   Feb-08-10 03:37 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-08-10 03:39 PM   #30 
  - I had to walk away from this several times because I could not keep reading  AllyCat   Feb-08-10 03:38 PM   #29 
  - Just a comment here.  wolfgangmo   Feb-08-10 04:01 PM   #50 
  - I agree, but sometimes I see it in the community and I always say something  AllyCat   Feb-08-10 04:06 PM   #54 
  - Where are the parents?  TrogL   Feb-08-10 04:08 PM   #55 
     - I suspect a lot of kids that are bullied feel too much shame to talk to their parents  Matariki   Feb-08-10 04:49 PM   #78 
        - No point. That just makes it worse  TrogL   Feb-08-10 05:07 PM   #89 
        - Sheesh. That's terrible. Really terrible.  Matariki   Feb-08-10 05:12 PM   #94 
           - I hope he was exposed for the POS he was!  Patchuli   Feb-08-10 11:00 PM   #200 
              - No, sadly.  Matariki   Feb-09-10 01:42 AM   #210 
                 - I work in a high school  Patchuli   Feb-09-10 10:05 AM   #265 
        - and the parents of those that bully are teaching them how more often than not  greenbriar   Feb-08-10 09:22 PM   #172 
        - School Bullying and Shame  Donald Schneider   Feb-09-10 09:46 AM   #263 
        - Welcome to DU Mr. Schneider and thanks for the link.  AllyCat   Feb-09-10 12:57 PM   #286 
        - School Bullying and Shame  Donald Schneider   Feb-09-10 01:21 PM   #291 
        - I'm looking forward to reading your story  Matariki   Feb-09-10 04:39 PM   #311 
        - Dear Matariki:  Donald Schneider   Feb-13-10 10:23 AM   #354 
        - Don, there seem to be many reasons children don't tell their parents.  Raksha   Feb-09-10 06:49 PM   #322 
           - Bullying and Shame  Donald Schneider   Feb-13-10 09:08 AM   #353 
        - sadly kids may not tell their parents or teacher  Rosa Luxemburg   Feb-09-10 10:05 AM   #266 
        - My parents told me explicitly not to tell them about bullying  Posteritatis   Feb-09-10 12:17 PM   #279 
           - I tried that *literally* once  Matariki   Feb-09-10 04:45 PM   #312 
  - K&R (n/t)  spin   Feb-08-10 03:39 PM   #31 
  - "But that, in the end, is a rationalization."  redqueen   Feb-08-10 03:40 PM   #32 
  - I am sorry for what you suffered  LiberalEsto   Feb-08-10 03:45 PM   #36 
  - When I grew up, and especially when I was teaching,  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 03:48 PM   #38 
     - They sure are  City of Mills   Feb-08-10 04:44 PM   #74 
     - "Odd Girl Out"  Mopar151   Feb-09-10 05:09 AM   #222 
     - Very good point, Will, about girls  LiberalEsto   Feb-09-10 01:17 PM   #290 
        - Skipping should be banned  TrogL   Feb-11-10 11:24 PM   #347 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Feb-08-10 03:47 PM   #37 
  - It's everywhere.  Grand Taurean   Feb-08-10 03:48 PM   #39 
  - I definitely got some detentions  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 03:51 PM   #41 
     - You and some friends should have dragged his ass into an alley  wolfgangmo   Feb-08-10 04:04 PM   #52 
  - I wished you would have known how to fight back effectively to avoid ....  Better Believe It   Feb-08-10 03:51 PM   #42 
  - "I wished you would have known how to fight back..."  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 03:53 PM   #43 
  - Good for you William! :)  Better Believe It   Feb-08-10 04:58 PM   #81 
  - Fighting back doesn't help if the administration is in on it  TrogL   Feb-08-10 04:12 PM   #60 
     - There's a certain nothing-to-lose point  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 04:16 PM   #62 
  - Powerful. Recommended. nt  SalviaBlue   Feb-08-10 03:53 PM   #45 
  - I was bullied too.  lumberjack_jeff   Feb-08-10 03:55 PM   #47 
  - Hell ya.  wolfgangmo   Feb-08-10 04:11 PM   #59 
  - I can so relate to this! I was bullied in school too  Raksha   Feb-08-10 03:57 PM   #48 
  - Neil Young and bullying  JPZenger   Feb-08-10 04:11 PM   #56 
  - It was damned hard for me to read that.  Lyric   Feb-08-10 04:11 PM   #57 
  - My God, honey.  Political_Junkie   Feb-08-10 04:36 PM   #71 
  - Dear Lyric...  Demoiselle   Feb-08-10 05:26 PM   #99 
  - My God, Lyric...you make my school years seem absolutely tame  Raksha   Feb-08-10 05:51 PM   #102 
  - (((HUG)))  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 05:55 PM   #103 
  - Facebook - Does It Cause Amnesia?  evilkumquat   Feb-08-10 06:32 PM   #108 
  - I think you're beautiful...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 06:41 PM   #111 
  - I love you. Hopefully, you knew that.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-08-10 07:37 PM   #126 
  - I'm so sorry you went through it too Lyric. I could have written so much of that myself  Lorien   Feb-08-10 08:07 PM   #134 
  - Aw Lorien, I've met you, and you seemed like an attractive, outgoing person to me  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-08-10 10:00 PM   #186 
  - I can relate....  susanwy   Feb-08-10 08:18 PM   #140 
  - That sounds exactly like what I went through in school.  Marlana   Feb-08-10 08:29 PM   #144 
  - There's a hell of a lot that was very similar to what happened to me  TZ   Feb-08-10 08:49 PM   #149 
  - I am so sorry that no one put an end to the abuse you suffered.  Jefferson23   Feb-08-10 10:23 PM   #193 
  - This was really painful to read, but I owe it to you to bear witness to your pain  WildEyedLiberal   Feb-09-10 03:09 AM   #216 
  - You have absolutely beautiful eyes. But they are sad eyes.  tango-tee   Feb-09-10 03:44 AM   #217 
  - Lyric? I'm Chaunce's Mom  jedicord   Feb-09-10 08:39 AM   #237 
  - Dear God Lyric, I am so sorry this happened to you. You are beautiful and brave  AllyCat   Feb-09-10 01:12 PM   #289 
  - Not ugly at all.  bitchkitty   Feb-09-10 08:44 AM   #238 
  - ...  redqueen   Feb-09-10 09:22 AM   #254 
  - Thank you for sharing this. You're a very strong person! n/t  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:45 AM   #261 
  - It never was your fault.  nightrain   Feb-09-10 11:26 AM   #273 
  - You are beautiful.  juno jones   Feb-09-10 03:44 PM   #307 
  - Lyric  Diclotican   Feb-11-10 05:49 PM   #341 
  - Yeah, I lived it too.  wysi   Feb-08-10 04:11 PM   #58 
  - Me, too. First grade through high school. Also physically abused by a principal  AlienGirl   Feb-08-10 04:49 PM   #77 
  - Very powerful OP  Spazito   Feb-08-10 04:29 PM   #64 
  - What a sad story Will  johnnie   Feb-08-10 04:31 PM   #65 
  - I used to "bully  mzteris   Feb-08-10 07:34 PM   #125 
  - It makes my own experiences sound like a walk in the park. Thank you, Will....  Hekate   Feb-08-10 04:32 PM   #66 
  - I was teased mercilessly as a child by peers K and R  proud patriot   Feb-08-10 04:33 PM   #67 
  - So hard to read.  asdjrocky   Feb-08-10 04:34 PM   #68 
  - Thanks for posting this - I was bullied in a Massachusetts school as well  City of Mills   Feb-08-10 04:35 PM   #70 
  - K&R! Very proud of William Rivers Pitt today!  David Zephyr   Feb-08-10 04:42 PM   #72 
  - Great Post Will - every now and then you post something that speaks to me in a big way...  givemebackmycountry   Feb-08-10 04:45 PM   #75 
  - In the 60's you could knock someone's teeth out with a desk  Matariki   Feb-08-10 04:58 PM   #82 
     - No teacher in the room, so no detention.  givemebackmycountry   Feb-08-10 05:21 PM   #97 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Feb-08-10 04:46 PM   #76 
  - I still have a black mark on the base of my thumb from when I was stabbed with a No. 2 pencil.  MilesColtrane   Feb-08-10 04:56 PM   #80 
  - Where were your parents through all of this?  Raven   Feb-08-10 05:00 PM   #83 
  - Working 18-hour days to keep the lights on  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 05:06 PM   #87 
  - Just for the record: would have liked a "heads up" before you plublished  Raven   Feb-08-10 05:11 PM   #93 
  - Raven that's the joy and torture of being a mother.  Cleita   Feb-08-10 08:41 PM   #145 
  - Been trying to say exactly that for a few hours now.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 08:42 PM   #146 
  - We haven't "met," but while you were raising a boy, I was raising a girl ...  puebloknot   Feb-09-10 02:47 AM   #214 
  - Raven, I'm so sorry you had to read that  GCP   Feb-09-10 02:51 PM   #304 
     - Doh - that should have read  GCP   Feb-09-10 05:03 PM   #314 
  - Exactly  fedupinBushcountry   Feb-09-10 01:27 PM   #292 
  - Doing the best they could to raise the amazing person  Midlodemocrat   Feb-08-10 07:32 PM   #124 
  - Thanks, Will, for your difficult story. Bullying can go on round the clock with Facebook and  FailureToCommunicate   Feb-08-10 05:01 PM   #84 
  - thank you Will. nt  SutaUvaca   Feb-08-10 05:07 PM   #88 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Feb-08-10 05:07 PM   #90 
  - takes me back  mac56   Feb-08-10 05:09 PM   #91 
  - Will, thanks for the great essay, and for having the courage to speak out  Missy Vixen   Feb-08-10 05:11 PM   #92 
  - Yup - "In the clearing stands a boxer...  bridgit   Feb-08-10 05:14 PM   #96 
  - This thread is heartbreaking.  redwitch   Feb-08-10 06:16 PM   #104 
  - It is astonishing  omega minimo   Feb-08-10 06:20 PM   #105 
  - I'd like to thank you for the Secret Admirer hearts, by the way.  Orrex   Feb-09-10 03:44 PM   #308 
     - sorry, forgot to tell you  omega minimo   Feb-09-10 05:22 PM   #315 
     - The septics? Is this a bodily function post?  Midlodemocrat   Feb-09-10 06:06 PM   #319 
        - dunno  omega minimo   Feb-09-10 07:02 PM   #323 
        - Swarm?  Midlodemocrat   Feb-09-10 07:18 PM   #325 
        - Someone's in the tank.  Dr. Strange   Feb-11-10 09:33 PM   #343 
     - You rat bastard!!!! I told you that was ME@!!!!!!!  Midlodemocrat   Feb-09-10 06:05 PM   #318 
  - I had the exact opposite experience, and I'm so very thankful.  flvegan   Feb-08-10 06:20 PM   #106 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-08-10 06:24 PM   #107 
  - Everybody has said much of what I think about Bullying  longship   Feb-08-10 06:38 PM   #109 
  - I went through something similar and can relate.  blues90   Feb-08-10 06:41 PM   #112 
  - Gotta love the irony of Zorro fans pulling crap like that  Posteritatis   Feb-08-10 06:52 PM   #115 
  - This is the best piece I've ever read of yours Will. K&R! nt  Truth2Tell   Feb-08-10 06:51 PM   #114 
  - I met a mother in NV. who lost her son to bullying.  EmeraldCityGrl   Feb-08-10 06:56 PM   #117 
  - With me it was my father and my older brother.  Chemical Bill   Feb-08-10 07:01 PM   #118 
  - Bless you, Will, for writing this.  KatyaR   Feb-08-10 07:02 PM   #119 
  - I am so sorry  dsc   Feb-08-10 07:08 PM   #120 
  - It is ...  ceveritt   Feb-08-10 07:15 PM   #122 
  - I was also constantly bullied from first through tenth grade  Lorien   Feb-08-10 07:47 PM   #127 
  - Who's laughing now?  Midlodemocrat   Feb-08-10 07:50 PM   #128 
     - Thanks Midlodemocrat. A single unemployed artist now, so I can't say that I'm  Lorien   Feb-08-10 08:16 PM   #138 
        - Yes. Thanks for asking.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-08-10 08:23 PM   #142 
  - Oh, man. I was the recipient of bullying also  LearnedHand   Feb-08-10 07:55 PM   #129 
  - Parents are the answer to this shit  BeatleBoot   Feb-08-10 08:03 PM   #131 
  - If it were simple  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 08:05 PM   #132 
  - Parenting isn't simple, I guess is my response  BeatleBoot   Feb-08-10 08:13 PM   #137 
  - Still not that simple  jeff47   Feb-09-10 01:36 AM   #209 
     - I think we agree.  BeatleBoot   Feb-09-10 07:40 PM   #326 
  - It comes from the top  omega minimo   Feb-09-10 02:00 PM   #293 
  - Unfortunately, no. It's not that simple.  Midlodemocrat   Feb-08-10 08:10 PM   #135 
  - Wow just wow, never would have equated your life to those experiences.  Ellipsis   Feb-08-10 08:07 PM   #133 
  - If I recall correctly, where "there be monsters" marks the end of the World.  patrice   Feb-08-10 08:10 PM   #136 
  - Thanks.  undergroundpanther   Feb-08-10 08:17 PM   #139 
  - That Was Great Will !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Feb-08-10 08:20 PM   #141 
  - I can recall an incident  ibegurpard   Feb-08-10 08:24 PM   #143 
  - High school for me, well, sucked.  Initech   Feb-08-10 08:43 PM   #147 
  - Crying as I'm typing.  lupinella   Feb-08-10 08:48 PM   #148 
  - K & R. Fighting back would have sent me to jail in a fast hurry.  HughBeaumont   Feb-08-10 08:52 PM   #151 
  - You sound like me  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:00 PM   #154 
  - It's not supposed to eat me up 25 years after the fact.  HughBeaumont   Feb-08-10 09:33 PM   #175 
     - And if my wife had wheels, she'd be a wagon.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:36 PM   #177 
  - Dupe post  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:00 PM   #155 
  - Small towns in New England are not that great either.  Grand Taurean   Feb-08-10 09:08 PM   #159 
  - Small towns in New England are not that great either.  Grand Taurean   Feb-08-10 09:08 PM   #160 
  - I understand...  TeeYiYi   Feb-08-10 09:35 PM   #176 
  - I so should not be reading this  TrogL   Feb-12-10 12:23 AM   #348 
  - As a total geek...  mindwalker_i   Feb-08-10 08:56 PM   #152 
  - The most amazing thing about this heartfelt story IMO  Time for change   Feb-08-10 09:02 PM   #156 
  - It was organic  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:11 PM   #163 
     - in 7th grade, a really horrible incident happened to me  greenbriar   Feb-08-10 09:32 PM   #174 
     - Thank you Will -- I was a teacher too  Time for change   Feb-09-10 11:16 AM   #271 
  - Been there done that....  LynneSin   Feb-08-10 09:10 PM   #161 
  - Vocational classes were my refuge too  Mopar151   Feb-09-10 08:34 AM   #236 
     - It was funny - no one understood why I would go to a local Vo-tech  LynneSin   Feb-09-10 09:23 AM   #256 
        - Educator attitudes about Vo-Tech need to change  Mopar151   Feb-09-10 11:37 AM   #274 
  - I Am An Elementary School Teacher Will. Thank You For Posting This  Dinger   Feb-08-10 09:11 PM   #162 
  - My Grandson has Systemic Lupus and is a victim of Bullying  Blue Texas Voter   Feb-08-10 09:13 PM   #165 
  - While the larger point is valid, it is kind of sloppy for the writer to be perpetuating the myth  Raskolnik   Feb-08-10 09:17 PM   #168 
  - Thanks Will. XO  Left coast liberal   Feb-08-10 09:18 PM   #169 
  - Outstanding piece, thank you for posting it. There are schools that  Jefferson23   Feb-08-10 09:19 PM   #171 
  - I. Love. It.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:22 PM   #173 
  - Thanks for sharing this story...  TuxedoKat   Feb-09-10 09:18 AM   #253 
     - You're very welcome, it was painful to read the stories posted here,  Jefferson23   Feb-09-10 09:37 AM   #260 
  - HEY EVERYONE - PLEASE READ THIS  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 09:40 PM   #179 
  - the phrase "you let your hair down" may not apply  omega minimo   Feb-08-10 09:44 PM   #182 
  - I agree - this could very well be your best essay yet,  Raksha   Feb-09-10 12:21 AM   #207 
  - Thank you again for writing it. (nt)  redqueen   Feb-09-10 09:28 AM   #258 
  - I don't have scars... but my nose is still crooked to this day.  DarkTirade   Feb-08-10 09:45 PM   #183 
  - Small quibble--The song you cite, Will, was actually written by Richard Farina,  mistertrickster   Feb-08-10 09:55 PM   #185 
  - "I Shall Be Released" ??  A-Schwarzenegger   Feb-08-10 10:03 PM   #188 
  - No shit.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 10:08 PM   #189 
  - Somebody better tell Dylan he didnt write it.  A-Schwarzenegger   Feb-08-10 10:28 PM   #194 
  - Oscar wrote it.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 10:44 PM   #197 
  - "Standing next to me in this lonely crowd  A-Schwarzenegger   Feb-08-10 10:55 PM   #199 
     - You are a bad person.  WilliamPitt   Feb-08-10 11:21 PM   #201 
  - I was wrong. Dylan did write it. Somebody told me different once.  mistertrickster   Feb-09-10 12:23 PM   #281 
  - Okay, I didn't KNOW it either. I was repeating something that some old folkie  mistertrickster   Feb-09-10 12:20 PM   #280 
  - Farina also wrote a novel  LiberalEsto   Feb-09-10 12:31 PM   #282 
  - And a few words from the mom of boy who was bullied  ladym55   Feb-08-10 10:01 PM   #187 
  - From one bullied kid to another....Thank you.  Eyerish   Feb-08-10 10:14 PM   #190 
  - Thanks for this, Will.  Wednesdays   Feb-08-10 10:20 PM   #191 
  - We have personal testimony from several people here  Raksha   Feb-08-10 11:44 PM   #203 
  - It works, but only sometimes  jeff47   Feb-09-10 01:48 AM   #211 
  - It worked for me. One fight and it ended. At least from that particular douchebag...  truebrit71   Feb-09-10 02:24 PM   #297 
  - Thanks Will  FreedomRain   Feb-08-10 11:45 PM   #204 
  - Heartfelt understanding and my own experiences being bullied  Merdy1337   Feb-09-10 12:10 AM   #205 
  - my kids went through a lot of this too. and I have a child in special ed that had  demigoddess   Feb-09-10 01:52 AM   #212 
  - For this article alone, you deserve the Pulitzer Prize  puebloknot   Feb-09-10 02:26 AM   #213 
  - Will, your post nearly brought me to tears.  SeattleGirl   Feb-09-10 03:09 AM   #215 
  - Most bullies cannot be saved  TrogL   Feb-12-10 01:07 AM   #349 
  - The only way to get their attention is to sue the school district.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-09-10 04:12 AM   #219 
  - Powerful Stuff  Kltpzyxm   Feb-09-10 04:25 AM   #220 
  - Powerful post.  tango-tee   Feb-09-10 04:34 AM   #221 
  - I've gone most of my life thinking it was just me  HillWilliam   Feb-09-10 06:06 AM   #223 
  - May I recount my experiences?  zeemike   Feb-09-10 07:17 AM   #225 
  - thank you for this- those of us that were tormented appreciate it.  fleabert   Feb-09-10 07:22 AM   #227 
  - Why choose  LWolf   Feb-09-10 08:00 AM   #228 
  - Write your own article  WilliamPitt   Feb-09-10 08:05 AM   #230 
     - Please point out  LWolf   Feb-11-10 07:06 AM   #337 
  - You're a brave man, Mr. Pitt.  Ignis   Feb-09-10 08:00 AM   #229 
  - I work as a school counselor and your story was very helpful for me.  Happyhippychick   Feb-09-10 08:07 AM   #231 
  - Chipped teeth, broken hand, scars on my hands, arms and face.  Javaman   Feb-09-10 08:11 AM   #232 
  - I have alway thought that Michael Moore should do an expose  teewrex   Feb-09-10 08:21 AM   #233 
  - Thank you for sharing that; I'm crying  Mad_Dem_X   Feb-09-10 08:23 AM   #234 
  - Bless you, Will,  BonnieJW   Feb-09-10 08:26 AM   #235 
  - Thank you!  av8rdave   Feb-09-10 08:44 AM   #239 
  - I had to print this for my 16 year old son.  jedicord   Feb-09-10 08:48 AM   #240 
  - Expensive civil judgments against do-nothing school districts speak much louder than words.  closeupready   Feb-09-10 08:51 AM   #241 
  - Bless your heart  Bunkie0913   Feb-09-10 08:54 AM   #242 
  - Excellent Article! When will children, teens and adults mature and see  RKP5637   Feb-09-10 09:01 AM   #243 
  - K & R  kentuck   Feb-09-10 09:12 AM   #250 
  - I'm glad you never used that knife  Stargazer09   Feb-09-10 09:22 AM   #255 
  - My husband,TrogL mentioned this post to me...  CraftyGal   Feb-09-10 09:28 AM   #259 
  - Everyone I know in admin at schools will receive this from me.  coffeenap   Feb-09-10 09:55 AM   #264 
  - Been there and done that  Joe Bacon   Feb-09-10 10:09 AM   #267 
  - K and R  femrap   Feb-09-10 10:17 AM   #268 
  - knr for the truth. I have to wonder how many in positions of "leadership" or "authority"  nightrain   Feb-09-10 11:04 AM   #269 
  - Thank you for this, Will. We just went through this in my town in Oct.  Subdivisions   Feb-09-10 11:15 AM   #270 
  - i was listening to a podcast of Bill Moyers interviewing Karen Armstrong.  shireen   Feb-09-10 11:48 AM   #275 
  - Yes, in compassion there is forgiveness, strength and healing  willing dwarf   Feb-10-10 04:15 AM   #329 
  - Bullies Are Really Cowards  colsohlibgal   Feb-09-10 11:50 AM   #276 
  - K&R  cliffordu   Feb-09-10 11:54 AM   #277 
  - I have a similar scar on my hand, my left hand  unpossibles   Feb-09-10 12:04 PM   #278 
  - We are a nation of bullies  spandexfantastic   Feb-09-10 12:31 PM   #283 
  - to ignore it is to condone it to condone it it to be an active participant  BenjaminFranklin   Feb-09-10 12:37 PM   #285 
  - Great post.  raccoon   Feb-09-10 01:00 PM   #287 
  - K & R .... For highlighting this nations sickness  SlingBlade   Feb-09-10 01:01 PM   #288 
  - Will, have you had any contact with those sadistic bastards since?  truebrit71   Feb-09-10 02:05 PM   #294 
  - An article and a possible solution.  gorfle   Feb-09-10 02:09 PM   #295 
  - damn  BigD_95   Feb-09-10 02:11 PM   #296 
  - Here There Be Monsters  omega minimo   Feb-09-10 02:24 PM   #298 
  - Is this about me leaving the toilet seat up again?  Orrex   Feb-11-10 10:37 PM   #344 
  - nice self description there  TZ   Feb-12-10 05:59 AM   #350 
  - I am sorry.  juno jones   Feb-09-10 02:33 PM   #299 
  - Do you equate those bully's with Republicans now?  crazyjoe   Feb-09-10 02:34 PM   #300 
  - Started to happen to my son  WileEcoyote   Feb-09-10 02:37 PM   #301 
  - The times we live in...  KoKo   Feb-09-10 02:38 PM   #302 
  - i was exceedingly tall.. 6' in the 8th grade.. freshman year 6'2" 117lbs, and autistic, my father  sam sarrha   Feb-09-10 03:33 PM   #306 
  - anyone who hits/hurts anyone is committing Assault, they should be arrested and put in th "system"  sam sarrha   Feb-09-10 03:53 PM   #309 
  - I had my arm broken by bullies when I was in 6th grade  nonconformist   Feb-09-10 04:33 PM   #310 
  - The neighborhood we were raised in is best described -  Mike K   Feb-09-10 04:57 PM   #313 
  - Thanks Will. It took a lot of guts to write this.  bluescribbler   Feb-09-10 05:54 PM   #316 
  - bluescribbler  Diclotican   Feb-11-10 06:31 PM   #342 
  - A lot of girls were/(are?) told that boys hit/threw things at/harassed them b/c "He likes you."  omega minimo   Feb-09-10 07:05 PM   #324 
  - Possibly the most important (and touching) post you have ever made here  havocmom   Feb-09-10 07:46 PM   #327 
  - K/R  Grand Taurean   Feb-10-10 12:03 AM   #328 
  - The closed door opens a bit  willing dwarf   Feb-10-10 04:24 AM   #330 
  - This thread is incredible!  Political_Junkie   Feb-10-10 05:33 PM   #332 
  - kick again.  Grand Taurean   Feb-10-10 10:57 PM   #335 
  - Kicking again, in case anyone hasn't read it yet.  Raksha   Feb-11-10 02:21 AM   #336 
  - You helped one more person today...  MrMickeysMom   Feb-11-10 10:45 PM   #345 
  - Bullying comes  Lothrop   Feb-13-10 10:35 AM   #355 
  - To Mr. Pitt  Donald Schneider   Feb-15-10 08:41 AM   #356 
 

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