What Being Bullied Taught Me

Alex Beyman
Sep 6 · 10 min read
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The first experience many of us have with bullying is often from our own parents spanking us because they hadn’t the time or energy to explain what we did wrong or why their way is right. In doing so, they inadvertently taught us that violence and intimidation are good ways of getting what you want.

That’s not what they meant by it, and if they knew that’s what we’d internalize from the experience I like to…