In my line of work, it is important we understand the word bully. Although I think the word should be omitted from the English language, it is important that today’s parents and students understand this very misused word.
After some quick research, I learned the word originated in the 15th century and meant sweetheart. That’s right! At the turn of the 17th century, the word dissipated and now we know it as being in some type of eminent danger. In a leadership conference last week, I gave the example of one person walking by another person. Person A, punches person B while walking down the hall. I asked, “Is that bullying”? 50% of the people said yes and 50% said no!
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