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Bullying is a Terrible Thing.

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Bullying is a Terrible Thing.

Never learning to fight back is also a terrible thing.

Letting children grow up without ever experiencing hardship, difficulty, struggles are only setting them up to fail later on in life. We learn best, we learn most when we experience difficulty and struggle. Learning to adapt and overcome problems is part of life. Learning to adapt and overcome is necessary for success. Life is not an easy thing and life tends to jump on us at the most inconvenient times.

Personally, there have been many times when I wanted to give up or quit. I have often thought that I was unable to do a thing or complete a task. Times when I believed that I would not succeed. However, many of the troubles and hardships I experienced during my childhood have helped me persevere as an adult. I look back on those moments and remember how I got through those struggles and made it past those challenges.

I played football as a kid. I remember that my coaches were very tough. As a first-year, never played football before player I would make mistakes. I made mistakes in practice and during the small portions of games, I got to play. One game we were winning by 20 or something points and as a third strong lineman, I got put in. In back to back plays, I got holding penalties called on me. No big deal until practice the next Monday. 30 yards worth of penalties x 10 push-ups per yard is a lot of push-ups. I did them all during practice. I learned a valuable lesson during that practice. Don't hold!

Life has had many lessons for me. Some have come when I least expected them and others I saw coming. All of the falling down, falling off, getting hit, pushed, shoved, called names, insulted, and mistreated has made me strong. Those things made me tougher. While I hope no one has to suffer bullying or being beaten up or jumped by multiple people those things do happen, falling down happens, and sometimes life hands you lemons. As parents, it is our job to teach our children to stand tall, stand up and be tough.

This has always been my heart for The Dojo.


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