As a parent in today’s society I find it distressing the amount of “bullying” which goes on and the number of practices are in place which address this…but to what extent?
Allow me to bring you up to speed on this. When Gregory was a year old we placed him in a private school day care which was close to our home. When he transferred into grade 1, the same organization had a grade school located at the other end of town which ran up to grade 9 at the time. While it was the same group overseeing the 2 schools the differences were immediately noticed when it came to bullying.
Gregory was coming home, more often than not, with stories about a particular child who was aggressively acting out towards he and a number of the other children. This particular schools response was to “keep an eye out” for this particular bully but as parents we did not witness much in the way of actively responding to the matter.
Within 2 months we made the choice to remove Gregory from this private school and place him into the local public school system. When bullying came up again, we were impressed the school had a specific counsellor who would work with the children (on both sides) and parents of the child who was bullying were brought into the discussion almost immediately.
Gregory is currently participating with a sports club who teaches kids about how to be strong and responsible without negative behaviour. AND last Friday Gregory graduated from a Karate Kids lunch time program run through the school. Last week when Gregory was shoved down onto the snow by one of the bullies in the school yard, and then his face was ground into the snow, Walter asked whether he used any of his Karate techniques. He was unable to defend as the perpetrator came up from behind before he knew it and “Karate is not to be used to fight” he responded.
Gregory came to us and said he understood why bullies do what they do. He explained they are not happy, or they are angry about something, and when they bully someone, for a moment they get a feeling of happiness but then it goes away. Then they feel they have to do it again in order to get that feeling of happiness. That’s why they continue to do it. But they are just unhappy inside.
Walter piped up and said “Bullying Peptides”.
We’ve learned in the Master Key Experience that what we do by habit is feeding the peptides our body craves. For those who are miserable, they tend to seek out what makes them miserable in order to feel that feeling they are used to – they crave the negative. It’s like the book about quitting smoking. Smokers don’t smoke because the like to smoke, they smoke because they want to feel the non-craving feeling which they get when they smoke.
While smoking can be stopped by understanding the feeling of being a non-smoker can come from not smoking – as well as smoking…and we learn we can change our outcome by creating desire for alternate peptides….what do we do about bullies?
All I know at this moment is my kid gets it, he is a non-bully and he, and his choices in friends, stick up for each other when it happens.
The Master Key Experience is not a magic pill. It is not a self-help solution. It is not the answer to all your prayers. However, it is what you choose to make it. We are given the tools to look at ourselves differently, the world differently and to teach our kids how to go forward without some of the misunderstandings we may have. I for one, am feeling truly blessed today.
If you want to see a change…be the change. It’s totally up to you!
If you change how you look at things – the things you look at change!
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