Why bully the nerds?

@orochi (318)
Denmark
January 23, 2011 6:03am CST
Well this I'm writing because I'm a nerd myself but really i think we may all have seen it inside and outside of school. The jocks or the dumb kids bullying the smart kids and only because the smart kids does well at school. Now honestly, why bully the people that came up with new theories and took a great deal in creating what we all have today? From what I understand when someone bullies a nerd, he's bullying technology, and yes I know it may be wrong but consider it this way; Nerds created medicine and painkillers so you want feel that much pain when ill, nerds created the wireless network and the network in general and all that gave us was all the smart phones and laptops. Well let's be honest nerds "created" the world. So really is there any reason to bully the nerd? No and in general there is no reason to bully anyone, but from what i see if every nerd in the world was bullied for what he was then what we have today never would have existed. Well i think you all know this but what are your thoughts on this?
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7 responses
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I dont consider myself a nerd but Ive been bullied before. I know the feeling of getting bullied. Well when I thought about it, I came to realize that people (such as the big jocks in school) bully others (such as nerds, etc) out of insecurity. These people are just insecure. Jealous of whatever the nerds have (like high IQ). it's their defense mechanism. To show the nerds that they (the jocks) are more superior to them in terms of popularity or in terms of strength. It's just their front. I instilled that in my mind back when I was still being bullied. But I never fought back. At least not in the way they did. I did well in what I know I was good at and I excelled even more. Call me conceited but that's what I did. Not just to get back at them (by making them feel more insecure) but more importantly for myself. Eventually they stopped bullying me. And now I am a double professional. And those bullies? Honestly? Some of them didn't even finish college. Even though excelling more in school or at work will get you bullied more because you're getting smarter and "nerder", it really doesn't matter. Deep inside, you know you're more superior to them. Lol.
@orochi (318)
• Denmark
23 Jan 11
Perhaps you know what they say: "Never bully the nerd, because someday he will be your boss."
@jennyze (7052)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 11
Usually the jocks are popular people and they are in a way jealous of the nerds hence the bullying. Although they popular, in the heart they were insecure as what would they do for their future while the nerds are sure would be someone in the future. Even with jocks who are good at sports, they are feeling insecure deep down unless they can get a contract from a big sport association. Nerds people are mostly not easy in making good conversation, not good in social life cause they are focus on the study, thus making them an easy target.
@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
It's not only nerds that gets bullied. If a kid tend to show weakness then other kids take advantage of this whether he's a nerd or not.
@sender621 (14971)
• United States
23 Jan 11
Bullies like to pick the ones they think will not stand up for themselves. Students who are seen as nerds or geeks often fall into this category. Just because someone is smart and does well in school should not make the obvious target of a bully.
@megamatt (14341)
• United States
23 Jan 11
Well I am in two minds about this. Number one, there is just something about just hiding your own insecurities by those that you perceive to be weaker then you. You want to avoid weakness by looking tough and therefore you attack the most passive targets that will obviously not fight back. People that are smart enough to know that fighting is not worth their time and is just going to lead more problems. Then it is just the fact is that bullies believe that is the way thing is. There are some bullies that do not believe that they are bullies but there are some bullies who proudly(if that word can be used) display the fact that they bully people in the world. In the end, it is just a cry for attention, albeitit a disturing and slightly twisted one. And one that I disagree with one hundred percent of the way. Still that's just the way the schoolyard mentality tends to work.
@EdnaReyes (2631)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Nobody has the right to bully anyone. Every body must respect his fellow and I think anyone has his own share in this world of ours. NO one is above all,no one is inferior, each has his own way and uniqueness so let's put a stop on this nonsense making label on one's personality! Let us not allow this bullying to happen to anybody!
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 11
People bully others because they're generally not happy with themselves. Therefore taking their anger out on others who have what they don't (normally intelligence). It's also a way of belittling people so you look 'cool' in front of your friends. Its pathetic really.