Hypothetical question. You have to take one side. Which one?
- I'd rather bully. Good offence is better defence33%(17)40%(41)Vote47%(24)
- I'd rather be bullied than causing harm to someone67%(34)60%(61)Vote53%(27)
Most Helpful Girl
Being bullied is just awful, and the bullying trauma still sits with you years after, and its harder to let go of insecurities you've been bullied over. Things I've bullied or made fun of people over, I've long forgotten about. Selfish as it sounds, I rather be a bully. There are less psychological consequences in it for me, even though someone else will have to be the victim for it.
I feel like some people on here are lying to themselves about the answers to not make themselves look bad lol. Bullying makes you feel powerful and superior, while being bullied makes you feel utterly weak, hopeless, stupid and ugly.2
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Most Helpful Guy
This is a hard question because there are multiple angles to consided.
1.) How well could I withstand bullying? You see people in the news pushed to suicide from bullying every once in awhile. I haven't had to deal with extreme bullying in my life because people never really targeted me for whatever reason (friend network, popularity, idk).
From that, it's tough to know how well I could handle it. I'd like to say with confidence "yeah it's no problem, I'll choose B." But, if I have a possibility of being destroyed mentally, A might be a better option. One of those look-out-for-yourself, self-preservation moments.
2.) How bad of a bully would I be? Would I be so horrible as to push someone to a destroyed mental state and possibly suicide? I would say there are different degrees of bullying. I've never been a bully in my life so I dunno how exactly awful I'd be. I can just imagine the extreme guilt associated with doing that, and I want no part of it. Blood on one's hands sounds pretty frightening to me.
It's a bit of a rough choice either way, but I think I'm going to say B. I think I'd stand better up to the bullying better than I would stand up to personal guilt of being a bully.2