I imagine many may have heard about the suicide of an eight-year-old in Cincinnati and were as disgusted as I am. As a parent and grandparent myself I can’t imagine the agony the child’s mother is going through.
Bullied, beaten unconscious in the school toilets and just eight years old.
In the ‘old days’, boys were taught male excellence by their fathers and male teachers and were encouraged to emulate the lives of positive role models such as astronauts, great scientists, adventurers and outstanding historical figures such as Alexander the Great. Nowadays there are no teachers and no role models other than drop kicks (useless, stupid person in Australian slang) dealing with their personal issues and so, who in the end is to blame for this child’s suicide?