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Stomp Out Bullying

Greetings Golfers,

While watching the NFL Pregame on Fox last Sunday, I noticed that the guys were all wearing Stomp Out Bullying pins. Because I’m not up on the latest happenings, I looked it up on the internet. It seems that Fox Sports has teamed up with the Stomp Out Bullying organization.

Good for Fox Sports. Bullying is probably one of the ugliest of behaviors. Think about it – the strong picking on the weak – can it get much worse than that?

I’ve heard people try to dismiss bullying – they say that people are too sensitive. Wow. Maybe people are too sensitive – but that shouldn’t give anyone a license to be a bully. I think that bullies have to be stood up to. And if the people who are bullied aren’t up to the task, then someone should step up who can.

Operating on a pure power level is not civilized – I wouldn’t even call it human. Most people don’t like their jobs – not the work itself, but the workplace. Bosses who are tyrants, other people who are jerks… that’s why most people look for new jobs.

The best compliment I ever received was in 9th grade – a kid said that I was “the only cool guy who wasn’t mean”. Think about how messed up that is. Though I’m not a cool guy now (I’m just an old guy), I’m still really intent on not allowing a bullying atmosphere at DRGC.

If bullying was not socially acceptable, it would solve way more problems than anyone imagines. Of course I believe that people need to be strong and independent. But that’s not enough – people have to stand up to bullies.

It should be cool to stand up to bullies – not to be a bully – good for Fox Sports.

Cheers,

Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional
tabts@deerrungolf.com