Michelle notes that despite hearing one story after another about children who for some reason or another are driven to the breaking point and are involved in school shootings and similar incidents, bullying continues:
There's this kid at school who, yes, is annoying as hell, and pretty weird too. People are rude to him. That doesn't bother me so much, it's a fact of life. Then I heard someone tell me today that these guys beat the crap out of him on a regular basis. He doesn't deserve that, no matter how obnoxious he is. Mean I can handle. Outright cruelty? Why? What drives people to do that?! Is your life really so awful that humiliating and hurting someone else will make it better? This from supposed Christians. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Let he without sin cast the first stone.
An it harm none, do what you will.
What could make someone be so empty inside that they'd want to make someone else feel less than human?
Everything we say affects someone else. Everything we do. The only things that don't are our thoughts and that affects the way we act so that does as well. Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
I can't help but wonder, if I saw someone being cruel to someone else, if I would try to the best of my ability to stop it. Am I that good of a person? I can only hope.