In response to this:
"....I hate to say this but it seems like people are getting downright rude. Schools now teach about not bullying and how schools are bully free zones due to the psychological trauma and suicides it causes in children. So what about the adults? Bullying is bullying no matter what age. Does turning 18 and being so called adults give us the right to harass, laugh, torment, criticize, and ostracize people because they're different than us? Are we teaching our children by example? Do we criticize and make fun of people because they're different in front of our children and expect them to be caring compassionate adults?"
The country as a whole is becoming more & more sociopathic. The ones who cut throats, back stab, and sleep with their bosses are rewarded for their behaviors. They make more money and then produce more sociopaths. Fact.