Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Does Pink Frighten Bullies?

Today is Pink Shirt Day. Everyone is being asked to wear something pink to promote the message "bullying stops here". Am I wearing pink? Not a stitch of it to be found, and for a good reason. Simply put, I don't think that wearing shirts and saying "please stop bullying" is an effective method. The bullies I knew in school wouldn't have changed. The only thing I ever saw help was when I did fight back one time, and you'd be surprised at how quickly they backed up!

Let's face it. We try to be all peaceful and stuff, but when it comes down to it, aggression makes the world go 'round. Parents make rules for their children and discipline them for bad behaviour. In school, children begin to posture themselves to see what they can get away with. In the work world, everyone has a boss who tells them what to do, and who will fire them if they don't do it. Looking even bigger, countries are wrestling with each other daily, and some escalate to wars. All of these are examples of aggression on various levels, and those who are strong defend themselves, those who are weak cry "bully".

On the other hand, wearing pink can't hurt, and if those involved actually make a difference, great. I think someone should send President Obama a pink t-shirt. Then he could wear it and send a message to the world's terrorists bullies. It'd be a lot cheaper than giving them $1 billion dollars.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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3 Smart Remarks:

Blogger mrs. trooper said...

Well said... I can see wearing pink to raise awareness for breast cancer... but to stop bullying seems silly and ineffective.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Mom Hoyer said...

Very Good!
I think you missed your calling....
you should get a side job as
a Columnist for a Newspaper!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Mr.H. said...

Pres. Obama has absolutely NO understanding of the middle east. Well, I shouldn't say that...what I mean is, he feels at home in the Muslim camp and wants to be friends with all of them. He does not realize that the only "friends" the west has is Israel, the rest would destroy us in a moment of time!

It's like someone wrote, "This will allow Hamas to spend their own money more wisely, on weapons!"

Obama promised change...money for those who won't even go to work, and money for those who hate us!

America, you got what you asked for!!!!!

5:49 AM  

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