Motivational speaker John Donahue Grossman visits Maine West and teaches a lesson we can all value.
This week at school, the freshmen and sophomores were visited by a guest speaker. When we got into the auditorium, he was introduced. He was a man in a ratty black/red plaid jacket and a hat and he had a hard time speaking. Of course, being the immature age that we are, there were many people who laughed at him and made rude comments about his disability. He had barely said anything, and these people were already judging him. Less than five minutes into his talk, he revealed his true self. He was not a mentally handicap man who was poor, but rather a man who was portraying a character. The point of doing this was to show us how easy it is to make assumptions about others without knowing a single thing about them based on their appearance…
Those who bully others should acknowledge their own faults.
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- Jessie Frank
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all like feeling superior to others. Unfortunately, it is in our nature to want things that we don’t or can’t have. When your friend just got the new phone you’ve been wanting, you want it, or your sister got straight A’s, you wish you had them too. Every single person in this world wants to feel equal, if not better than those around them, which is why we strive to be better than we could ever be. Sometimes, the only way to boost ourselves up, is to knock others down. Even though it is in our nature to do this, it is no excuse. Making others feel like they are below you for no reason is bullying. Bullying is not something that should not be taken lightly; it is an extremely serious issue. There are…