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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we help to prevent bullying?
In your own message up you said it was solved and forgotten. The dynamics of bullying are so dramatically different from even fifteen years ago. Then, you would have to say it in person, or over a phone. Now, Facebook and texting make it so incredibly easy to bully someone. You can message hate to someone hundreds of times, and make sure its private, or attack them in the open and allow everyone else to jump onto that bandwagon. The Internet has made the world anonymous, so you can insult people without any consequence at all. For example, if I go on YouTube, I can look up a video of someone's singing and tell them that they are ugly and stupid and they should go die, and the worst that could happen to me is my account gets banned. That other person, though, has to deal with what I said, and they can't contact me if I block them and make my account private. Then people get so used to the anonymous insults they throw out that they do the same to people they know. I mean, we're on a message board right now. Obviously communication methods have changed, and so have insulting methods. It's a whole new battle to fight. Also, that website is really just some random guy, who is nameless, faceless, and as far as I could see never once mentioned bullying. Please don't twist words from someone with zero provable credentials as though they are fact.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we help to prevent bullying?
I think that you're looking at it from the point of, "Well, it got us here, didn't it?" Just to be clear, how many wars have the states dealt with because of their bullying? How many people have died because of bullying your own people? And, for good measure, how many people died due to bullies like Hitler? In a way, he is a model for bullies. He was insecure, and so decided to destroy the people who were strange to him, or that he felt had wronged him, although he really just picked an enemy everyone could hate for the collapse of the German economy at the time. And he was, in fact, possibly part-Jewish. Slavery was around for thousands of years. It has been an integral part in the live of probably billions of people over history. But we decided that wasn't acceptable anymore, so why can't we do the same towards bullying?
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we help to prevent bullying?
First of all, YouTube is not a video communication site. It's a sharing site, so it would be open to everyone. Second, Facebook is not exactly held in high regard, so there really is no way the entire police force of any country would accept that. Third, you're acting as though that's a legitimate punishment. It's like posting a sign on a bulletin board. If parents and teachers would grow a backbone and actually punish someone then maybe it would fix something. In my grandparent's time it was probably at it's best. If you're going to behave like an abhorrent little bastard to people you would be legitimately punished. Now, the kids essentially make the teachers their bitch, pardon my language. If a kid is being a terrible person to someone, and they have the rare teacher who will inflict a small punishment, the kid cries to mommy and daddy who then bail out their ass of a kid. Then the teacher has zero authority over their students, because all the kid has to do is say he's being mistreated. Parents need to not baby their kid. If he or she is old enough to do stupid crap, then they are old enough to learn never to do it again. Instead of bailing the twerp out, say its his damn fault and make him apologize. But they don't. And then it goes generation to generation and before you know it everyone acts like jerks to one another. Fourth, I think you must be unaware of the fact that a majority of kids are complete dumbasses. If they get put on Facebook for doing drugs at fourteen, they'd wear it like a damn badge, and same with bullying. If it became a law and was treated that weakly, every moron would be bullying someone so they can seem like a badass for breaking the law, just like how shoplifting is treated by teenagers.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
Is it necessary to have a system of punishment/reward?
On the topic of schools, I would say that there is a reason that we are working on those four or five main categories. It's because they are essentially stepping stones that you can combine and build off of for a career. If you're good at sports or art, good for you, but that's not the point of school. Join an art club or a sports team if you would like, but people saying school is being unfair by only measuring intelligence is like saying its unfair to fire a worker that's terrible at their job because they are a nice guy or they have nice hair.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
Is it necessary to have a system of punishment/reward?
Because if we all lived the way we wanted to, without any punishment, crime would be through the roof. People aren't responsible. That's been proven through trial and error a million times. People drink and drive, they steal, they kill, and they need to be punished for it. Like the highway example, sure, maybe some people would drive okay, but others would be speeding their assess off to impress people, and if that person collides with someone or something then another ten or twenty cars could add to the pile before anyone can react.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
Science is developing the tools towards de-extinction of species on the planet that have become extinct. The question becomes; Should we?
I would say no. As much devastation that occurred when they went extinct would repeat itself, causing their environments to be turned upside down again. Now, if it's an extremely important animal, I would be inclined to say that they should be brought back if possible, but in the most careful, delicate way they could so as to provide as little shock as possible to their respective ecosystems.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
Many people in this world are more famous than me. I guess that means they're better people than me, right? And better than you, right?
Not necessarily, it simply means they have accomplished something positive in an industry more centered around individuals. Doesn't make them better people, and it doesn't make famous people better people in general (Charlie Sheen comes to mind). Odds are, if you have a job, you are helpful. I think you might need to differentiate between success and being an overall good person. People like Brad Pitt earn way more money than most people, and is more well known, so you could say he's a successful person, but being a good person is something you would need to know him more personally. His actions towards others are what would make him a good person.
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Wyatt Tanton
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we help to prevent bullying?
I would go one step further and say that some people are just black holes or possibly vampiric, taking down the other people's walls just because that's their personality or because they like to. And some people will bash a few bricks off the top of the wall, or maybe dent a brick but nothing permanent. And sometimes people smash a giant hole in the bottom of the wall and cause the whole thing to collapse.