Is blaming bullying for murderous behavior kind of like blaming rain for flooding?

Both are simply naturally occurring things. Some people will always be subject to bullying. You can fight it all you want, you can ban it, you can educate people about it, but, just like racism, hate, and greed, it will always be part of the underbelly of humanity.

That said, isn't using bullying as an excuse for heinous behavior an enabling device for future similar episodes?

Update:

Well Scott, I'd be willing to bet all those kids in Chardon had their nice anti-bullying classes, and this still happened. How does one stop intrinsic behavior?

Update 2:

Because bullying is a show of dominance, and showing dominance is a basic human behavior. It may not be nice, or even acceptable, but it is a fact that people have do deal with.

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  • Rocky
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    Why do you ask stupid questions when you know that I don't answer them ?

  • 9 years ago

    No. since you can't STOP the rain, but you CAN stop bullying that leads to people killing themselves or others.

    And, the mere fact that you think bullying is a "naturally occurring act" screams that you either don't know anything about the issue, or need some serious help.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes, but also in the aspect that preventative measures can keep people from getting hurt in a flood. If someone doesn't try to prevent the effects of bullying, disaster can result. Not every rain brings flood, not every bully case brings a murder. I agree it will always be a part of society, without deviants in society, morals would have no value.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes these kids are to soft everybody has gotten bullied it's part of growing up. It's really annoying when you hear about these shootings and the media focuses on " the poor child who was bullied" SCREW that kid

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  • Eagle
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    What is that you are asking for? Are you a bully's victim? Call police. 911 is the number.

  • 9 years ago

    Why do you think bullying is natural?

    We once that marital rape was okay too. Social mores change

  • 9 years ago

    No...when you bully people it often leads to them retaliating (sometimes with extreme/deadly force). How do you not know this?

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