To Be WUCA! is to Welcome, by having a great attitude; Understand, by listening and being open to other’s ideas; being Comfortable in knowing your own passion, purpose, vision, and goals; and Appreciating by expressing gratitude.
It is a simple idea. Maybe too simple, because this is not what I see people living.
This is why I am more than a little perplexed at blaming youth for bullying.
Yes, they do need to take responsibility for their actions and yes, we do have a problem with bullying.
But are we focusing on the root cause?
All I have to do is look in my email inbox or on my Facebook page to see each political party calling people in the other party names, or women telling men and men telling women that each other’s opinion does not matter, signs and sayings that people post inferring that when people think a certain way, they are somehow un-American or un-Christian, or that if you are not born in this country you are not paying taxes and using all of our services for free.
Have you been watching the presidential campaigns? It is no wonder that we have kids that bully.
We have grown men, who want to be President of this nation and represent all of us, calling each other “liar” and pointing fingers telling them that what they think and what they do is wrong. Politicians shout on television and radio waves saying others are “stupid” for stopping “this idea” from going forward.
And people send money to support this type of behavior.
When adults in communities gossip in coffee shops or in beauty parlors about how so-and-so got to the top by lying and cheating, are they simply jealous of someone’s success? The message is they want to see other people fail.
Or radio talk show hosts and writers hiding behind "free speech" call others derogatory names.
What kind of modeling are we doing as adults? Do we say, “If your values are not like mine, you are wrong?”
Back to students.
Our schools are reflections of our communities: test scores, people on free and reduced lunch, bullying, lack of motivation, and lack of respect for teachers are examples of community life.
Kids are blamed on how big a problem bullying is in schools with when all you may have to do is look within the families and the community.
What is the matter with kids today? Look to the adults that model behavior.
What is the answer to bullying?
Adopt a Be WUCA! strategy in your family, community, church, and school - in all areas of your life! Live to
Welcome, Understand, Comfort, and Appreciate others.
We’ll be amazed at the turnaround this country will see.