My apologies to those I will offend with this, but I feel the need to speak up.
I am embarrassed and sickened that so many people complaining about the outcome
of a study. Facts are not an endorsement of a certain type of behavior, they
are just facts. (And yes, I realize that more studies can be done that might
contradict these particular facts, that is not the point and is an attempt to
avoid what is becoming an educational epidemic in this country.)Just
because a study says something you don't like does not mean that Deseret
News should not publish that story. Again, I am wearied and sickened by the way
that we have become so willing to close our minds and shout down anything that
we think is wrong instead of analyzing it for the truth that is there. This
will lead only to ignorance without solving the problem that people are
I really think the results should have been expressed in reverse. Being
healthier allows bullies to be agressive, because they are less likely to lose a
fight. Also, use of slcohol makes someone more aggressive.I'm
sure Deseret News accurately reported the study results, but I wonder what
scientific standards were employed in the design of the study in the first
place. In general, causation is difficult to demonstrate.
@mattwendTHis is a summary of the study, you need to look at the abstract
to get the details. DMN will never give those out!
@GZETelling, isn't it?
I'm sorry. You are actually printing a story that highlights the upside of
being a bully?
This study has a major deficit. Are the CRP levels higher because of bullying or
are the underlying illnesses a sign of a person who has characteristics that
lead them to be bullied? I don't want to place blame on the victim,
however, it usually isn't your strong, healthy and athletic child who is
bullied. It is the child that is perceived as being weak in some way.