Monday, February 1, 2016

conflict

The Watson brothers have different ways of solving conflict. Kenny is timid and allows himself to get bullied, for example by Larry. On the other hand, Byron is confrontational and doesn’t get bullied, he bullies others (but he stays in trouble ). Which do you think is better? Why? 

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  1. I am not sure which is better because Byron stands up for himself where Kenny just lets himself get pushed around. I would think something in the middle would be best because Byron is too rough and becomes the bully where he should stand up for himself but not so he becomes the bully. Kenny does not need to hurt him but still needs to stand up. I believe this just depends on opinions and background knowledge if I had to choose it would probably be Byron’s way because he is standing up for himself. I am more like Byron not as violent though but I stand up.

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  2. I think that not doing anything and getting bullied is a better idea. I think this because being the bully can get you into even more trouble. So, if you do let yourself get bullied you have a better chance of staying out of trouble, getting the bully in trouble, and getting hurt... stay tough and strong!
    -Ava E. McHale

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  3. Personally, I believe that neither is the best possible solution. Byron always ends up in trouble, but doesn't get bullied. On the other hand, Kenny lets himself get pushed around, but stays out of trouble. Neither of them have a good balance of decision making. What I think would be best is both of them; Kenny could stand up for himself, but not too much that it results in exertion. Same thing for Byron, he needs to not be so mean and unkind that he ends u being a bully. Out of those two options, I would most likely let myself get bullied, at least until I was fed up with it. Then I would stand up for myself.

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  4. The Watson brothers have different ways of solving conflict. Kenny is timid and allows himself to get bullied, for example by Larry. On the other hand, Byron is confrontational and doesn’t get bullied, he bullies others (but he stays in trouble ). Which do you think is better? Why?

    Kenny does what he is supposed to do and stays out of trouble, which is good, but no one should ever be bullied. Even if they feel like they feel like they don’t have the physical strength to stand up for themselves, it is important that everyone find some way to stand up to a bully, whether it is holding your ground and fighting back or going to the teacher to tell them about the problem, no one should allow themselves to be bullied. Byron is strong and aggressive, which can be good, but he takes it too far and gets in trouble because of it. Being confrontational is not always a bad thing, but it is when it goes too far and becomes a fight.
    By Bill Gleason

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  5. I think that neither is best. Although Kenny is highly intelligent, no one should ever let them selves get bullied. On the other hand, Byron is very in-humble and cant let someone pass by with out getting hurt. I also think neither are good because, Kenny, might want to get out of his comfort zone while Byron needs to sometimes, lay low in a situation were someone is getting on his nerves. This is why I think neither of the boys way of solving conflict is good.

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  6. I think that neither one is better because Kenny allows himself just to get pushed around and he doesn't really deal with it, he just lets it happen. Byron's way is not good either because he is mean to people who don't deserve it. He just decides to bully someone. Neither of the boys have a good way to solve problems.

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  7. I think that neither one is better for a couple of reasons. First bulling other people and getting in trouble for it, is not good because you might not have any friends and people might not want to be around you. Second, its not good to get bullied because it makes you sad and you don't really want to be that person in the corner that always gets bullied and never stands up for themselves. That is why neither is better.

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  8. I think that these are both bad situations to be in and that neither is better. Kenny is always getting bullied and not standing up for himself which is a bad thing. On the other hand, Byron is being the bully which is also not good. I think that Kenny should stand up for himself because he wouldn't have such a bad experience. I also think that Byron should stop being a bull because it is hurting other kids. I think that it would be bad being Byron be he is in so much trouble. Also, Kenny is not getting in a lot of trouble but is getting hurt. I think that Kenny should tell on bullies and that Byron should stop being one.

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  9. I think both are bad because if you think about It is never good to be Byron because he is always getting in trouble and is always being mean to other kids like his own brother Kenny. I also think Kenny's situation is bad to because Kenny might not get in trouble but he is always getting picked on and never getting treated nicely. So, I think both situations are bad because you don't want to be like Byron were you get liked but are always being mean and getting in trouble, and you don't want to be like Kenny were you never get in trouble but are always getting bullied and never get treated right.

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  10. Watson's Blog:

    I think that both are not the best. I want to say Kenny's is better but, you don’t want to let people beat you up. You need to know how to fight back. You don’t want to be timid because you need to stand out. If you are timid you can’t show everybody who you really are. Byron might be tough, but it is not nice of him to beat others. Being a bully is not the person that you want to grow up to be because everybody will hate you. I think you need to be able to solve conflicts with both strategies combined.
    -Eden Tripp

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  11. I think that Kenny’s way is a little better than Byron’s because Kenny doesn’t beat up. Kenny’s way can also have some flaws. He gets beat up. So, you could say that they are the same, but I think if you had to chose between one of them I would pick Kenny’s way. Only because I don’t want to get in trouble. Nobody would want to get in trouble, but nobody would want to get beat up, so Kenny’s way is better in some ways, but is not perfect.
    ~Sutton

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  12. Personally, I think it’s never okay to bully others, no matter what they do to you. Sometimes it is better to just not show any signs of annoyance or weakness and they might just get bored. Also, if you tell a teacher (which you should) the bully has no right to say you were doing it too. In a life threatening situation, Byron’s is the better solution, because you should never let a criminal throw you around. I am personally more likely to use Kenny’s solution than Byron’s, because I don’t like to purposely be mean to others.

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  13. I think there both a fairly good idea. If I got bullied around like Kenny I would defiantly take Byron's tactic and stand up for myself but not totally backfire the bullies idea of starting to bully him. So thats were I would kinda lay low on the bully thing with Kenny's tactic and just say, "Hey don't do that to me," but not like threaten them with jamming them into a fence.

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  14. I would be Byron because he doesn't get hurt and teased. I hate being teased so I would be Byron. But Byron does get in trouble and I think that is better than having to get teased and hurt.

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  15. I don't know what is better, but I honestly think that you should stand up for yourself, but not bully others. Kenny doesn't stand up for himself but Bryon does. Bryon bullies other but Kenny doesn't. If one of them stood up themselves, but didn't hurt others feelings, this would definitely be the best.

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  16. I think that things from both solutions to conflict would work the best because no one would get hurt, no one would be more powerful than anyone else, and all problems would be solved. To begin, I think that things from both solutions to conflict would work the best because no one would get hurt. For example, if nobody bullied and if people got teased a little but ignored it, that would not cause problems. In addition, I think that things from both solutions to conflict would work the best because no one would be more powerful than anyone else. For example, everybody would be in charge of themselves so, nobody would get bossed around. Finally, I think that things from both sides would be best because all problems would be solved. As you can see, things from both solutions to conflict would work the best because nobody would have hurt feelings or get injured, everyone would have the same amount of power, and there would be solutions to every problem that the school has.

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  17. Even though Kenny is being nice and trying not to hurt others he is making the situation worse by not doing anything about it. Although Byron is bullying others and that is not helping either I would stand up for myself and stop the bullying just trying not to bully them.

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  18. I would be a little bit of both. First, I would be Byron because he doesn't get teased and stands up for himself but he does bully, and I would not do that. Next, I would be Kenny because he doesn't bully or get in trouble,but he does get bullied. Obviously, I would be a mix of both.

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  19. I don't think either thing is better because getting bullied isn't solving anything, but bullying others is ruining your reputation.

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  20. I don't think either way is better. When you get bullied the people who are bullying you feel like they are getting something out of it. So, they bully others to become more powerful. This is not a good way to live life. However, Bullying others won't help either. It may get people to stop messing with you, but you are hurting others, which is worse. As you can see, neither of these are good ways to live life.

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  21. I don't believe that either of the solutions are better. People are already afraid of Byron so he would't need to pick on them. Plus, the only thing he's doing is getting himself in trouble. Kenny's solution doesn't work either because he is letting himself get hurt and not standing strong so he's only getting weaker. That is why I don't like either of the two brothers solutions

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  22. I think that being like Byron is better. it is better because on Byron’s side at least he can stand up for himself. But Yes, Byron does get into trouble but, I think that is a small price to pay. Unlike Kenny Byron has a reputation where people don’t want to mess with him and Kenny is one of the biggest bully targets in the school.

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  23. I would say non would be better. Getting bullied is bad and can really hurt, and bullying would just be bad and no one would win. So, neither solutions are better.

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  24. I would have to say I think Byron situation is better. Yes, it is mean and doesn’t always help the problems, but at least he is standing up for himself. I think everyone should be able to say what they feel, even if the situation doesn’t get better. Kenny is probably really sad a lot of the time, but Byron is happy. I never would want to be either of them judging on how the deal with problems. However, I think Byron’s situation is better.

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  25. For this question, I think Kenny's way is better. I think this because you won't get in trouble if you fight back if someone that bullies you and you won't get in trouble. But, if you are the bully and someone caught you, you will be the one that will be getting in trouble. Also, a reason why I choose Kenny's way is because you are able to do whatever you can do to stop them, and they have no control on what you do with them or away from them. It won't matter what you do, as long as you teach them a lesson. As you can see, there is a really good explanation for why I choose Kenny's way.

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  26. Neither of them are good to have. It isn't fun when someone bullies you. It makes you feel bad about yourself. If you get bullied you shouldn't change because of what someone says to you. Stay strong! If you are like Byron, you get in trouble a lot and other people are not very fond of you. You shouldn’t try to make other people feel bad. I think it is good to have a personality in the middle. You should not bully other people, but if someone bullies you, you should stand up for yourself.

    ~Chloe F.

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