Q86. If you saw someone being bullied, would you help him/her or simply pass by?
Argument: If I saw someone being bullied, I would definitely help
Support 1 : Bullying is a bizarre way of trying to gain control or dominance over the victim by force.
Support 2: Everyone needs to act to stop bullying wherever it happens
Thesis: Although one may argue that intervening in such a situation may pose danger to myself, and that is possible, I still think it is best to help.
Bullying is a show of weakness, a demonstration of insecurities that underline the character of the aggressor.It is a sign of inadequacy, intellectually, socially, and even spiritually. Bullying is adhering to the rule of the jungle; – might is right. This act must be stopped without a second thought. Therefore, if I saw someone being bullied, I would definitely help. Here are my reasons as to why I would help no matter the consequences.
Bullying is a bizarre way of trying to pun control or dominance over the victim by force. This means the aggressoremploys unorthodox ways to suppress the victim. The effects on the victim are often both physical and psychological, and can make the victim not live a fulfilling life. I would never want this for anyone so this will influence my decision to help someone being bullied.
Everyone needs to act to stop bullying wherever it happens because it is a backward practice. Research from behaviourist psychologists point out that bullying can cause permanent changes in one’s character. It may influence negative perceptions by the victims towards others and the world in general. The behaviour specialists say that such negative perception may be expressed through anger and unexplained hatred of life. Consequently, such a person may engage in acts of aggression too. This is often a way of their revenging against the world.
Although one may argue that intervening in such a situation may pose danger to me, and that is possible, I still think It is best to help. If we all acted in a similar manner, perpetrators of bullying would finally reduce. We will then not have to deal with cases of people committing suicides or becoming aggressive in order to make themselves feel better. Furthermore, the aggressors would be hesitant to bully anyone for fear of public reprisal.