I can’t say that I’m untouched by the wave of extreme bullying, or rather the extremes to which people are driven to avoid it, that seems to be taking…

I can’t say that I’m untouched by the wave of extreme bullying, or rather the extremes to which people are driven to avoid it, that seems to be taking the Chicagoland area by surprise. The news has been full of the story of a young, elementary school student who killed herself over the excessive bullying that she faced on a daily basis. It was such a, and still she managed to hear a brand new slur almost each day. It breaks my heart that someone so innocent, who was said to not have even known yet what the word slut meant, would be tormented so thoroughly. Schools are supposed to be communities, like it or not. I think it’s worth more, for everyone, to keep its members as members. Whether we like it or not, a suicide is running away from something as well; let’s not give anyone a reason to run away. Spread the good word, camaraderie, instead of more than a few bad ones, why don’t you? It is National Runaway Prevention Month. The same care that you can provide for someone to keep them safe and with a home can also support someone in keeping their life.
– Eric