Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tony is a playground bully?

Tony's mother Jenny told his father Andis that Tony was beating up every other child at the playground Sunday afternoon.  He didn't discriminate when doing so, said Jenny, and so it was quite embarrassing for her.  Tony would push around any other child, regardless of age, size, sex, and ethnic origin, who got in his way.  So he pushed a little girl who tried to sit in his favorite toy car.  He did push bigger boys too, but to be seen picking on the smaller will deduct from a reputation for strength.

I suppose it is a better problem to have a child who is a bully then one who is meek.  But true manliness requires showing strength as well as holding it back as proper morality requires.