(How) should I apologize for bullying?
November 13, 2010 1:25 PM Subscribe
How should I apologize to a guy I used to bully as a kid? Or should I do it at all?
posted by anonymous to society & culture (80 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
When I was in junior high I used to bully a kid I went to school with, who was a grade below me. I sincerely regret this and haven't done anything like it since. I have a nice-guy reputation now, and I work hard at it.
I've located him on Facebook, but I'm not sure what to say or if it's even worth saying at this point.
- I was also bullied, so I should have known better
- This kid was actually a really nice person
- I'm sorry we weren't friends.
I'll probably never see him again, but I feel like this might be helpful to him. I don't know if it will be helpful to me. I read a previous post about "what to say to a bully who apologizes" and there were some advocating a pretty jerky response. I think that would ruin my day/week/month possibly year (course I probably ruined his).
Have you done this before? How'd it go?
Am I just trying to make people like me because I'm super stressed out? Argh.