- A post about bullying went viral, getting over 200,000 shares
- The post was made by a teacher who explained a horrible truth about bullying
- The educator used two apples in her explanation
Using only two apples, a teacher explained a horrible truth about bullying and started touching thousands of souls online.
“Today in one of our classes I introduced the children to two apples (the children didn’t know this, but before the class I had repeatedly dropped one of the apples on the floor, you couldn’t tell, both apples looked perfect). We talked about the apples and the children described how both apples looked the same; both were red, were of similar size and looked juicy enough to eat,” teacher Rosie Dutton, who visits schools to teach kids about mindfulness, posted on her Facebook page, Relax Kids Tamworth.
Dutton shared that she picked up the apple which she dropped on the floor and told the children that she does not like the apple.
“I told them that because I didn’t like it, I didn’t want them to like it either, so they should call it names too… but we passed the apple around the circle calling it names, ‘you’re a smelly apple,’ ‘I don’t even know why you exist,’ ‘you’ve probably got worms inside you,’ etc. We really pulled this poor apple apart. I actually started to feel sorry for the little guy,” she stated.
Dutton later passed the other apple around and started to say kind words to it. After that, she held up both apples. The two still looked the same.
“I then cut the apples open. The apple we’d been kind to was clear, fresh and juicy inside. The apple we’d said unkind words to was bruised and all mushy inside. I think there was a lightbulb moment for the children immediately. They really got it, what we saw inside that apple, the bruises, the mush and the broken bits is what is happening inside every one of us when someone mistreats us with their words or actions,” she stated.
Dutton noted that when people are bullied, especially children, they feel horrible inside and sometimes do not show or tell others how they feel.