With schools starting and due to certain events (Finns google Juho Räty and learn from his awesomeness) there’s been a lot of talk about bullying in Finnish media recently, and I want to hop in on the conversation.
Of course, there’s not much I can do to it having already left schools behind, but the least I can do is be another voice in the crowd saying that no, this is definitely not okay. I have nothing but contempt towards those who have the insolence to think they have any right to make others feel hopelessly bad about themselves.
This isn’t about the bullies, though. I think they’ve been the subject quite enough. Why do bullies become bullies, what can we do to stop them, who are they, etc. etc. Very little is talked about those who are or have been bullied. So I want to spend this time and space to tell a little story.