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29
Yes, it does and should. No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
Debate Score:43
Arguments:35
Total Votes:50
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 Yes, it does and should. (13)
 
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Bullying builds character and should be encouraged.

Yes, it does and should.

Side Score: 14
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No, it doesn't and shouldn't.

Side Score: 29
2 points

Although I don't believe bullying should be encouraged, I have no doubt in my mind that it is character-building to an extent.

Side: Yes and No
1 point

If you over come bullying of course it adds character and those who fail and wimp out grow up to be the walk overs we all know and love. Bullying is an early test of where you could fit in in society, also don't be so stupid as to think bullying stops when you get older the game just changes and get more refined. People who vote no to bullying know your place beneath me lol

Side: Yes, it does and should.
Skaruts(195) Disputed
1 point

People who vote no to bullying know your place beneath me lol

As we say in my country: A dog that barks doesn't bite. ;)

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.

Anyone caught bullying should be made to wear leotards for the duration of the school year. Wearing leotards at school builds character too, for it invites bullying, which is an indispensable character-builder.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Bullying is beneficial, as it does build character, whether for better or worse. It should not however, be encouraged. Bullying should remain a socially induced phenomenon, not one encouraged for no reason at all.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
1 point

bullyin teaches kids about life becouse the futer is not always perfect

Side: Yes, it does and should.
dlin99(186) Disputed
0 points

You're saying you're a bully. Or you get picked on and liked getting picked on

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

i beleive what doesnt kill you makes you stronger .......................................

Side: Yes, it does and should.
dlin99(186) Disputed
1 point

Ha ha. If that was true, everyone would be BASE jumping.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
GiotheGreen(4) Disputed
1 point

But what if it does kill you? Bullying can drive people to suicide, or the bullying can get so severe that the person may accidentally (or purposely) kill the victim. Bullying does not always build character. People won't always bounce back better than before. You can't assume that a person has the strength to become stronger after all that's happened to them. You are wrong. What doesn't kill you will not always make you stronger.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Reading all these counterarguments on how/why bullying is "so horrible" and how it "leads to premature deaths/suicides" really makes me disgusted in my generation.

Bullying is NOT bad. Nor has it ever been. The only reason that it has gotten as 'bad' as it is nowadays is because we, as a society, continue fueling the fire of this idea by forbidding it by law and such; we are giving those few children who do, quote on quote 'bully', the drive to rebel and commit the problems that we are trying to avoid.

Back when our parents were younger, there were no rules against calling someone fat or shoving them into a locker; back in the 1900's, our parents, grandparents, and so on, had to deal with these troublemakers THEMSELVES; there was absolutely ZERO money spent on having a 'bullying counselor' to go to with your predicament and tears. Though, what did they do without these therapists? They dealt with it all themselves; and look at how normal they've turned out now.

Dealing with bullies can, as stated, build character but ALSO mature the 'victim.' As a 'victim' of bullying, one has to learn to suck it up and say something as well as not be afraid to stand up for themselves and show the troublemaker who's boss. As a 'victim' of bullying, one learns how to fend for themselves and how to fight back against their critics.

Once our generation grows up and graduates from school with this, somewhat, security blanket that 'everyone loves everyone' and 'bullying no longer exist', as soon as they enter the real world, reality is going to be a bitch. Because, regardless of whether you're a freshman in highschool or some high-up doctor of 6 years, there will always be those few son-of-a-guns that lie, cheat, and BULLY you.

YOU CAN NOT ESCAPE BULLYING NO MATTER WHAT SOCIAL STANDING YOU ARE IN. NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO LOVE YOU IN LIFE, THUS, RESULTING IN THEM BACKFIRING AGAINST YOU AND CAUSING YOU UNNEDEED TROUBLE. SURE, IT IS UNFAIR BUT THAT'S LIFE.

Although I disagree with the whole 'bullying should be encouraged', I do agree with the fact that it should NOT be avoided, nor should it be prevented; bullying is a nature experience that every human being will EVENTUALLY have to endure at some point during their life. So, why wouldn't we prepare our generation young and teach them how to self defend as well as be their own person and not take ANYBODY'S crap, no matter how low their self-esteem is or how 'shy' they feel about speaking up. Because, at the end of the day, when these kids gets jobs, there's no 'bullying counselor' that they can run to anymore.

Therefore, I believe in bullying.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
1 point

We can’t avoid that we are living in the world where discrimination and bullying plays within. We can’t assure that we may not experienced bullying, but bullying is one way of preparing oneself on how to deal with the negativity brought by the judgmental society. The concept of bullying only differs on how you define it, on how you choose it, on how you accept the reality brought by it, when you rather choose bullying as a stumbling block towards acceptance on what the actuality conveyed probably it’s a hindrance towards the success but if you use bullying as a stepping stones towards accepting and dealing with the reality, it is one way of learning and strengthening our outlook in life, if we just know how to accept and to deal on the concept of bullying, truly it is not a hindrance of success but a stepping stone towards success.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
0 points

one of the main problems of today overpopulation,

bullying may cause victims to suicide,

meaning all the really clever people (nerds) kill themselves decreasing the worlds population and thus making the world a better place

(I don't really beleive this I just decided to pick the harder side to argue)

Side: Yes, it does and should.
Warlin(1212) Disputed
2 points

(I don't really beleive this I just decided to pick the harder side to argue)

You're not doing it right.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
2 points

You really are an assface. This makes no sense at all. That's like telling someone that they can shoot at everyone they pass to teach everyone to protect themselves.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

How is comparing bullying to shooting someone? You are comparing apples to oranges.

For those who are bullied, the rights of victim should be liberated, and should be allowed to defend themselves.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
1 point

Have you ever heard the saying "shoot someone down?" If you bully someone then you are "shooting them down," just as if you were literally shooting someone, but on a larger scale.

For those who are bullied, the rights of victim should be liberated, and should be allowed to defend themselves.

People staring a gun in the face shouldn't be allowed to defend themselves?

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
TheThinker(1713) Disputed
1 point

You really are an assface

We post debates not to be degraded. You should never post something like to anyone because is just going to hurt them emotionally and psychologically.

I can understand your comparision. Words can be like bullets.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
brycer2012(1001) Disputed
1 point

For some reason I think the person had an example in their description... I can't remember exactly because it was so long ago.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
2 points

I do believe in rare cases that it build character. I was bullied and i felt like crap. But i learned to be nice to other people and help others in need. But in other cases, people comit suicide and continue to feel useless. I will say yes, that bullying builds character if you view bullying in another way. But no, it should be encouraged because nobody deserves to feel like crap. There are other ways to build character and this is one way that shoudl not be allowed.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
perc10or(1) Disputed
1 point

You learned to be nice to other people and help others in need BECAUSE you were bullied. Therefore, bullying built your character.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
1 point

I don't know why you decided to dispute my comment because i agreed that bullying build characters. When i think about it more, anything can shape your character and ideas. But it really depends on the person. I was lucky enough to benefit from bullying whereas others have not. Most people commit suicide because of bullying. Because of the fact that there is a chance of suicide, whether it is small or not, i am against the encouragement of bullying. There is lots of other ways to encourage character. And besides, nobody deserves to feel like crap. If a person likes to feel like crap, then good for them. But i don't want to feel like crap.

Side: Yes, it does and should.
2 points

I am going to use myself as a an example as there is probably not a lot of data available on this particular subject. I feel I am a pretty typical example of what can happen as a result of bullying.

Being ostracized in elementary and middle school resulted in me spending a lot of time alone; I did a lot of thinking, a lot of reading, and a lot of writing. I learned a lot and developed a talent with words, so I am who I am because I was forced to find other ways of entertaining myself besides social interactions. It also put me through years of low self-esteem, loneliness and depression.

Being low on the social ladder may encourage a person to spend more time cultivating natural talents, but it can also leave someone with a lifelong neuroses or psychological issues. Maybe in some cases it can't be avoided, and then I guess we just have to hope the victim makes something out of it.

Also, on the other end, encouraging bullying teaches kids it's okay to be shitty to whoever you feel like, for no real reason.

Side: Yes it does and shouldn't
1 point

I do believe in rare cases that it build character. I was bullied and i felt like crap. But i learned to be nice to other people and help others in need. But in other cases, people comit suicide and continue to feel useless. I will say yes, that bullying builds character if you view bullying in another way. But no, it should be encouraged because nobody deserves to feel like crap. There are other ways to build character and this is one way that shoudl not be allowed.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Sure being bullied shapes character. Getting cancer was I think for the most part beneficial to my character. I definitely think overcoming especially troublesome challenges (like having to confront a bully) is pretty much THE way to build character.

The logic that we should therefore encourage bullying is ill

It's not bullying that needs to be encouraged. It's standing up (immediately) to them that needs to be. If we encourage bullying, for the most part we'll be cultivating cowardice.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.

all bullying does is make kids think that they can hurt and insult people however much they want, without major consiquences.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Bullying build negative character. It should not encouraged in any form. People need to know, how it affects other person.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Does hitting your head against a wall build your character and is to be encouraged?

Well, yes it builds your character, and no it shouldn't be encouraged :D. At least it teaches you the great lesson: The wall is harder.

Anything you do will build your character, but not necessarily should be encouraged. Bullying, being bullied, watching others bully and be bullyed, watching birds and butterflies, watching wrestling and burping, or a mix of these like watching butterflies wrestling and then burping to birds... whatever... everything will build your character in some way.

But depending on what you do, your character may be built diferently. You can become a nice person, a disgusting person, a good friend, a bad lover, a great fighter, a bad pilot...

But enough rambling. For the most part, I believe that bullying will only raise your ego (assuming you bully successfully), and for the most part it will destroy your self-confidence since most other people will think less of you and you will know about it. Bullies tend to stand above self-confidence by lying to themselves with the common thought of "I don't need any friends", but in the end, they'll have to be a bit smarter than that so they can become nice people as the outcome of lessons learned. Lessons that other people probably already learned before by watching you while you were bullying around.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

being abused, haraseed and violated don't builds anything, let alone "character" it's a myth diffused, no doubt by bullise themselves, who build their own totally mispèlaced self-esteem by torturing their victims. Who are crushed and annihilated by the bully and also by by a system who mistakes the violence of those vile cowards that bullies are for fortitude. Bullies are sick sadists: they should simply be stopped and adequately punished and re-educated in the respect of their neighbours and fellow humans.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

thats bull, u have made a powerful enemy u hear, i've been bullied, i AM being bullied and u say it helps building character. you make me sick

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Thats a load of crap I tell you this I was once bullied and it lowered my confidence it didn't at all make me a better person I am the same as I was then as I am now!!!

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

Here is my belief. Yes kids are bullied but there is a way for it to be stopped. The reason bullies do what they do is because they know their victim is physically weak. I know this is not for everyone because I did this but I got into self defense and when I got bullied and they would try to hit me, I would mess up their day. Once a victim establishes they are stronger than the bully, the bully will leave them alone. As I said, it is not for everybody. Plus if your kids want to fight back, they don't because the parents tell them to "just ignore them and they will leave you alone" so those parents need to get their asses kicked as well.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.
1 point

First,I'd just like to say

<<<<Idiots who don't know what the hell they're talking about.

Bullying is character weakening, not building. I was bullied in primary school and I know what effect this has had on me today. I find it difficult to talk to people I don't know well, and usually have a panic attack after a few minutes, especially if I'm under pressure, I can't make eye contact and I can't trust anyone. I was taught in primary school that I should never hit back, and all I was allowed to do is stand there and take it. we were told to tell teachers if something happened, but many students had influential parents who could get them out of any trouble. And we're not talking your average middle-class types, either. I was very, very nearly expelled from primary school because I wouldn't just 'take it lying down'.

Some benefits for me are my independance and my ability to question authority, but I think my violent tendencies are a probably direct result of bullying.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.

Bullies must be punished. They are cruel people who get enjoyment out of punching other children. No child should be encouraged to be a bully. A bully is a school pariah.

Side: No, it doesn't and shouldn't.