Sweethearts and Heroes Segment 13 – (More on) Perspective

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Sweethearts and Heroes Segment 13: (More on) Perspective

Perspective is a huge component of the Sweethearts and Heroes mission, and you’ve heard about it in previous clips in this video series, which is intended to give you tips and strategies related to our mission.

However, as Sweethearts and Heroes co-founders Jason Spector and Tom Murphy note in this next clip, perspective is also about being aware of what bullying is; or, as Tom says, “We think we know what it is, because Hollywood paints a picture of it in our head. … But that’s not what bullying really is.”

Another “root of the problem,” Jason explains here, is that some people — even in school systems — believe bullying is just “kids being kids.” Along this “vast spectrum of perspectives,” he has heard teachers and administrators say a bullying problem is not their problem.

Tom confesses, here, that, while he was in school, he would have been the individual that thought “bullying was no big deal.” As his perspective has changed, however, he now has a hard time believing that educators would say that a bullying concern is not their problem.

Jason, though, is a teacher, and can defend that perspective: “We have a lot to do, and a lot to think about, and when we signed on to teach, we signed to teach. We didn’t sign on to deal with some of the behaviors and some of the things that we have to deal with.”

Also in this segment below, Tom shares an anecdote about a middle schooler in the Adirondacks that, after a Sweethearts and Heroes presentation, told Tom, “This is the best day of my entire life.” See how Tom reacts here, and how a teacher reacts in the wake of that exchange:

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