I do not know about actual bullying, but what I am talking about is teasing, taunting, horseplay, peer pressure, etc. I mean boyhood is rough. It’s like boot camp. It’s boot camp for manhood. Iron boys have to pass through the flames to be smelted into steel men. Most boys make it through and turn into healthy, more or less masculine and considerably toughened up men. Those who don’t make it through seem like they end up damaged by this process.
But boyhood has always been this way probably all down through history. Many primitive tribes have hardass ceremonies that they make boys suffer through in order to be called men. I figure it’s a normal process. I mean boyhood is where boys are turned into men. Boyhood is a process whereby boys are turned into men, not always with loving care and kindness. You are supposed to make it through like I did.
People who didn’t make it through, well I am sorry for them, but there are a lot of boot camp dropouts too you. The process is there for a reason. You really want boyhood to be not a sometimes hardass process whereby boys and toughened and turned into men? Without that toughening up process, you may well end up with way more sissy, wimpy, pussy, lame men.