"A house divided against itself, cannot stand."
- Abraham Lincoln
COMMENT | Bullying changes someone, mostly for the worse. For naïve or “fresh” victims, it robs them of confidence and self-respect. It also steals their ability to express what they have experienced.
For the more “conditioned” long-term sufferers, hidden scars transform them into perpetrators of the very act they despised in the past.
The by-product of this vicious cycle is what we currently witness amongst doctors in our nation. Innocent victims turn rogue after having lost their dignity at the hands of another victim. It is a classic case of moral compass gone awry.
We have conveniently blurred the lines between harmless “on the job” training and unacceptable bullying.
Times have changed in Malaysia...