Would you stand up for the weak ones?

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
October 3, 2008 8:28am CST
A friend of mine was telling me that she feels bad that when she was a teenager did not stand up for a friend of hers. The group used to pick upon a particular guy, including his own brother. The guy seems to had some problems and ended comitting suicide. She really feels bad that she did not stand up for him at that time. Would you stand up for the weak ones?
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
I remember when I was in elementary, I used to have a friend who seems so nice and people usually pick on her. I saw to it then that I would be with her so that people will not bully her because when I would be around, I would just tell her to ignore them. She's been so nice to me too. I hate it when bully kids would do the bullying, that's why i tend to usually end up having them as my enemies.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Actually I usually always do take up for what people call the underdog. I hate that people make fun of others that might be different and can't understand that it is good to be different. Life isn't fair alot of the times but when someone is picking on someone and I can do something or say something about it I will. I know how it is because I was always the person others made fun of and still do. I have a brother in law that won't stop. drives me batty. But I try to ignore it and know I am the better person. I hate when he picks on my nieces and says things and I will speak up about it.
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• United States
5 Oct 08
I don't know if you can call it standing up but I wouldn't stay around when thry picked on a guy.When I was in school,I wouldn't been as bold as I am now so I would just walk away.
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@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
4 Oct 08
I cannot say I have done this all my life because when I was younger I was too scared to stand up for myself let alone for others but as an adult I have stood up for those who needed protection. It is scary when it is a group and there is just one of you but sometimes if you challenge them they clear off because most bullies are cowards at heart.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I'll do more than that, I'll shoulder whatever burdens they were going to unjustly receive as well. Why would I take on some pain for other people? Because most others won't, probably because I'm a bit messed up myself as well lol...and because someone has to.
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@Zephier (73)
• United States
4 Oct 08
When i was younger i always stood up for the weaker ones. Friends, fellow students i didn't really know and (of course) my brother. Although, it did tend to get me into trouble since i was more physical than verbal. :) Then again, so were the bullies picking on others.
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@salonga (27825)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I always do that. I have some heroic instincts within me. I don't want weak ones being treated shabbily. How much more if weak one is my friend. I am always by the side of a weak friend and I can fight and stand for her no matter what!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
3 Oct 08
i have always been for the underdog & don't like to see anybody mistreated. yes! i would stand up for them.
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• China
3 Oct 08
Usually we have mercy on poor persons.For example ,when we see a person who has something wrong with his body and has to bag on the street ,we may give him /her some money .When it comes to the weak group in society ,I think we should support their deveolpment ,respect their right,help them when they are in difficulty.
@grammasnook (1875)
• United States
3 Oct 08
All throughout life I have stood up for people that did not know how to stand up for themselves. I have always been a protector as well as a teacher. After showing a person how to stand up for themselves I would later stand behind them while they stood up for themselves. Helping a person to find self esteem is the greatest gift one can give another.
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• Canada
24 Nov 09
If I come across someone picking on someone else, or even a group of people picking on another person or group, I will do what i can. in some cases I will be able to solve the problem directly, but in other cases, I am also able to help by calling the proper authorities. One day I stopped a mass fight in a mall parking lot by calling the police, another time I prevented my neighbour's murder.
@rajueie (204)
• India
4 Oct 08
hi frends...i definitely stand behind weak ones...bcos...weak ones may be talented ones...but bcos of their conditon..they are dont get name or fame....so .we shud stand by the weak ones..and we shud support for them......
@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
4 Oct 08
Hi ronald, This is something that happen often, and often too there are people who want to stand up for someone but can't seem to do it at the time. I hope that I would stand up for someone like that. I know I would now, but would I have done it when I was a kid? I'm not sure. Blessings.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Hey ronaldinu. I would most certainly try to stand up for someone that is being picked on if I could. I was picked on when I was in school and it certainly wasn't pleasant. No one stood up for me and I ended up being scared and depressed and didn't want to go to school and wouldn't dare tell anyone like teachers or my parents. So if I could help someone else from going through something like that I would certainly try to. It is very difficult when you are young and being picked on. People don't realize how much damage that this can cause to a child until it is too late like in this case. I was able to get through my childhood, but I was very unhappy and it spilled over into my adult life. But instead of letting people continue to pick on me I did the opposite and became very aggresive and wouldn't take any crap from anyone! Not exactly a good thing either. I am now learning to balance my anger.
@littleowl (7157)
3 Oct 08
Hi ronald-in my teens I was the weak one and there was one friend that always stuck up for me..now though yes I would and will stick up for those hwo are weaker than me to speak their own minds...being one for most of my life now I do have the strength not to take rubbish from anyone nor let anyone verbally or physically attack one of my friends...littleowl
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Oct 08
Yes, I definitely stick up for the weak ones - or anyone who is not willing or able to stand up for themselves. I'm very opinionated and have a big mouth - and I really, REALLY hate injustice in any form. I'll stick up for myself, too, if I feel people aren't understanding what I'm trying to tell them. I think as we get older we get much braver in this regard - I'm now quite happy to take shoddy goods back to shops, whereas when I was younger I tended to just accept it. It's very sad about the young lad who took his life, and I think young people especially should be made more aware of depression and how to spot it in their friends and family members.
3 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu, That is a hard questionm but my imidiate answers would yes but in certain circumstances when a group is picking on a person you will be scaredaswell in they pick on you so this girl should not feel guilty, it is not her fault, who knows what we will do if we were in her shoes. I used to be bullied by a bunch of girls and every time they were around I use to run like hell, they never caught. Tamara
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
3 Oct 08
[i]Hi ronald, I don't have that guts before but I always advise my friends to stay away from those group! When I was in Elementary, we have this group of male who will always tease us and we always try to avoid them as much as we can... I guess I would do the same and if ever they will not stop, then I will report them to the teachers or will inform our parents about it so that their parents will be informed to and discipline their kids![/i]
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I have always been one for the underdog. I had friends that others would pick on. Maybe because I am a Libra and want things in balance for everyone, that I am like that, I don't know. You bet that I will stick up for the weak ones. It's built into me and will never change. I was the one who always brought home injured animals, as young as in kindergarten. I have brought people to live with us who had struggles in life and had no home, until they could get on their feet. I will stand up to anyone who picks on someone, too. I think some fear the reprisal of doing that. I have heard people say, "Oh, I won't get involved, someone else will do it." ACK!! That's what has gotten our world into trouble. Someone else will vote. Someone else will donate. Someone else will call. Someone else will help. If every person decided that it's how it should be and just does it, imagine how much better this world would be.
@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
3 Oct 08
I guess i sure would unfortuately there are times we donot know how depressed or unhappy someone is I think as teenagers we do a lot of things we never would do when we are older and wiser No reason to feel bad because i doubt there was much she do even if she/he wanted to Good Luck Have a Great day