We have probably all seen teachers who would pick a student up by the scruff of the neck for saying ‘Shit,’ but who would walk by without a word when overhearing that same student taunting a classmate, calling him a ‘fag.’ It is often easier not to intervene – even when there is a clear-cut victim. It’s out in the hall. It isn’t our business. It isn’t our problem.

But our inactions, like our actions, define who we are and what are true values are.

Many of us have allowed well-meaning parents,teachers, religious leaders and peers to tell us that there is
something fundamentally wrong with us if we don’t believe as they do. Simply put, we have forgotten how to think for ourselves.

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