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  1. Justin
    Justin October 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm . Reply

    Great post and so much of it I see in my school that my heart breaks a bit most days.

    One quibble I have is here:

    “that social conduct in every situation outside of schools (barring prisons) is radically different from in schools, and that the socialization one learns in schools is not therefore used in the rest of one’s life; but also that people tend to be, for whatever reason, irrationally blind to the negatives of any system they’ve endured themselves.”

    It’s possible the reverse is true, and school affects us so profoundly that we model by default all later systems/organizations we encounter as some variant of school, likely high school or middle school. So the socialization we learned in school is useful — but that fact is symptomatic of a larger dysfunction in society.

  2. Julie
    Julie October 30, 2012 at 10:07 am . Reply

    FYI if there are no people who let themselves be bullied then there won’t be any bullies. Take care of yourselves.

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