Words

So as I am sitting here, reading the eulogy for Bart Palosz, a boy who took his life a little over a week ago, a passage stuck out to me…

“As individuals we need to reach out more, embrace people’s differences, watch out for one another, and most importantly, pass these traits to our children. Schedule play dates for your children with others that are perhaps not their obvious choice, take the time to get to know peers that are maybe considered different and take an interest in them. The simple observation that, “kids can be cruel” is not action, it is an excuse, an inequitable pardon for those whose actions lead to us being here today and an excuse for not teaching our children well.”

 

His life being taken away by bullying is a tragedy, and we need to stand up…it’s time to take action instead of sitting around waiting for the next person to do it.  

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