Why did students who had everything: looks, fine grades, popularity, social acceptance, leadership in school society, most any girl, have to torture those who had the least?

“The shooting forced a national conversation about school safety, SWAT tactics, mental health and gun control…”

But it has never been addressed, from my recollection, why students who had everything: looks, fine grades, popularity, social acceptance, leadership in school society, most any girl, had to torture those who had the least!

Caveat: To protect myself from being “Omared,” I want to make clear that all the issues raised in the article are of the highest and critical importance. That raising another unmentioned issue that could be knee-jerkedly taken to imply blame on the victims, is not to reflect badly on the victims of the shootings. They are victims of a society in which having everything is so not enough, that some who do have everything have to pick on the most vulnerable!

Yahoo News:

For Columbine survivors, life is about finding ‘that new normal’ 20 years later

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My name is Joe, but username Joe was already taken. I am interested in politics, religion and ideas that are off the beaten path, whatever the subject.
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2 Responses to Why did students who had everything: looks, fine grades, popularity, social acceptance, leadership in school society, most any girl, have to torture those who had the least?

  1. joliesattic says:

    It’s true. And, it goes the other way as well.
    I have heard people slam the rich or those they think have more privilege in the same harsh manner, blaming them for what they don’t have and didn’t achieve.
    It never made sense to me either way.
    But for some reason, when those with more feel compelled to make others feel less. You do wonder why. My son was one such a kid tormented by the popular kids and the ring leader was from an affluent family as well. When Columbine occurred, it amazed my son when this boy, came up to him and apologized for his previous cruelty. This boy was all those things you mention above, but sadly never gave thought to his harsh and cruel manner. My son is not bad looking but he was very shy and social inept.

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    • Ghoh says:

      Thank you Joliesattic for your lovely comment. It’s true it goes both ways. I call it looking down on people from below. Discouraging. Your son’s experience was encouraging, hopeful and wonderful. My older son was also the target of the bully’s toady. I hold him to creep up behind him when no one else was around and whisper in his ear, “You have the biggest ears I have ever seen!” The toady left my son alone. I heard from my wife whose path crossed with the toady’s mother once on a while that nothing his mother could do could get him to take off his hat or to cut his hair.

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