Following on from my blog post yesterday lauding the #stopbullying and #doitforDolly campaigns my attention has been drawn to the beyond bizarre social media bullying of daughter of the hero of this perfectly harmless and highly amusing good news story from The Land senior journalist Alex Druce. Check it out and decide for yourself. ‘Give me the bloody chicken’: ‘Hero’ dad thwarts chook thief outside Coles .
My source tells me the bullying got so bad the young lady shut down her Facebook page
Quoting nineteenth-century chemist Ellen Swallow Richards
‘The environment that people live in, is the environment they learn to live in, respect and perpetuate.’
I pose the questions.
- Has the Mean Mob Mentality got out of control and if the answer is yes how do we all learn to be nice to each other?
- Has the support system failed our fellow man/woman doing it tough that their only option is to steal food?
- Do we need to rethink the environment we are cultivating with our PhD’s in Judgment and Expertise in everything and anything?