The Omega

Mike Davies, Editor-in-Chief  Ω

It always saddens me to hear that a young person has taken his or her own life.

But for some reason it always makes me less sad than angry.

I decided to explore why that is — why sorrow isn’t the primary emotion I feel when I hear that another child has taken their own life, and anger fills me instead.

I think maybe it’s because when I hear that a child couldn’t take any more taunting, harassment, physical or emotional attacks or other form of abuse, the blame is always misplaced.

We blame a concept.

“Bullying” is to blame for this, we say.

But for some reason we don’t go back further and explore why the bullying is happening in the first place.

Instead we shake our fists in the air and cry, “stop the bullying!” and mourn the loss of another child.

The bullying…

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