I actually don’t think we should be saying “mean kid” and “bad dude.” The truth is, he’s just another kid who had bad things happen to him and now he’s taking it out on someone else. What’s his name, anyway?
Sounds like this kid has a lot of reasons to be angry, none of which make it right to beat up on someone. But, Steve and Nicki, you both seem very empathic towards the situation.
Empathy, being empathic, is a trait that people have that helps them understand how another person is feeling. Let’s explore this a little more because empathy is a feeling with which we are all born, but some people have it more than others. Empathy is one of the most important emotions for people to foster (develop). Why? Because empathy connects us to each other – it speaks to our common humanity, which, when things get really busy, we can sometimes forget.
You might be surprised by how this one personality trait – empathy – can make such a huge difference in your life and the whole world.
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