It’s unlikely that you can read or watch your favorite news source and not hear something on the subject of bullying. Here are some of the most common myths about bullying and why it happens.
‘Bullying’ at Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life
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The scourge of bullying is an ever-present danger, and has spread to the social media. Society needs to acknowledge this and address it.
Instrumental or “predatory” aggression is not an outgrowth of poorly managed or chronic anger. Rather, it’s passionless yet purposeful and deliberate terror.
We tend to assume that sibling conflict is natural and inevitable, but when it crosses the line to become aggressive, then it causes harm and calls for parental intervention. Perhaps we underestimate this damaging influence that takes place within the home.
Human beings often act in a stupid way, but we also are capable of great things. Instead of blaming us for our flaws, perhaps it’s time to start understanding and forgiving.
Bullies delight in belittling others and are driven by the sense of power and perceived social status they derive from demeaning those they target. It should come as no surprise that they might try to achieve a sense of social power and standing by targeting those they perceive as the weak, the disadvantaged, and the developmentally disabled.
The recent merciless bullying of bus monitor, Karen Klein, in Greece, New York, raises many questions, such as: How is empathy acquired? Is it teachable? Could we do a better job of cultivating empathy and social consciousness, especially in our young people?