Yes, there may be many other posts about this, but Iím sharing my thoughts. From what I have seen, high-school, and sometime middle-school, students force their other class mates into a state of being anti-social in fear of being tore a new one by their peers. Yes, this still goes on. At my school however, itís a bit more than just that. Iíve seen students push others to near tears, and get off Scott free. It appalls me, and even when I try to stand up for what I feel is right, they gang up on me. Now this doesnít bother me as much as it used to, and I can usually spit some snarky remark right back at my verbal abuser, but sometimes their comments just strike a chord with me.
It makes me physically sick to my stomach to think about what goes on between classes and though whispers. Itís like all these students simply forgot that itís wrong to be a complete jack-ass and pick on ones that are smaller and weaker. Itís like they lose all morals. And by ďtheyĒ I mean the popular group.
Yes, another stigma of high-school is that the popular group still reigns as kings and queens while the smaller ones beg for scraps of attention and popularity.
Has society completely regressed back hundreds of years into this sick monarchy where itís acceptable to abuse the weaker, the smaller, and the lesser?!
And itís not only the straight out insults; itís the ones that donít even seem like insults to the naked eye. In my British Literature class we have three boys who are constantly cracking inappropriate jokes, and considering we read a book that was from the perspective of a child with Autism, they have enough ammo to shoot the place up with ignorance. It is one of the most disgusting things I have seen from this generation. Making fun of someone with mental/social disabilities?! REALLY?!?!? Itís like weíve accepted that itís ok to rip others down for no reason! They have no belief in whatís right or wrong. They have made fun of suicide, mental disabilities, people harming themselves, eating disorders, child abuse, and homosexuality, and thatís just todayís class.
I havenít even share my complete thought, but Iíve shared the basic point of what Iím saying.
Hereís what I ask from you:
1. Have you seen (or done) something like anything above, whether it be the one speaking, the one being spoken to, or the one standing up against it?
2. What are your thoughts on the subject written about above?