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I Apologize

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman, Barron Park, on Mar 6, 2013

Hi folks,

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Posted by Michele Dauber
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

This is very brave and honest. And good for you for trying to make amends.

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Posted by PaloAltoDad
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:34 am

These days, it seems that bullying is a hot topic. I think it is great that someone who admits to having bullied proclaims publicly that it was the wrong thing to do and they regret it. Whether now, 50 years ago or 300 years ago, kids usually think they know best what they should or shouldn't do and do not understand sometimes when elders give them advice. We tell them they shouldn't smoke, drink alcohol to excess, lie, use profanity, eat fatty food, or raise their voices unnecessarily. We adults know that these are bad things. Many of us learned from experience, making these mistakes ourselves and regretting it as we got older (and, hopefully, wiser). But do we, as adults, follow our own advice? Do we set the best example we can? Andy is setting a good example by apologizing. We should all work to set good examples. Only then should kids trust us to follow our advice.

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Posted by hamlet
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This is a good subject, I don't know how courageous it makes one, or what the appropriate or a useful response is for mistakes of "unconsciousness" that have been made in the past, but I do know a big problem is that "consciousness" is not being promoted or supported in an effective way.

We are better at training our citizens to kill with things like videogames that create an instinct to shoot for the head ... a way of killing that in my understanding was very difficult for the military to train soldiers to take, than we are in promoting civility and humanity.

Everyone makes mistakes, if we are lucky we do not do any serious lasting damage to others, but to think about it and bring it to mind as early as possible in an effective way seems to be an admirable goal.

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