Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital

Psychology Today has the article Meet the Teen Who Discovered the Secret of Social Capital.

Brainteaser: Two children are being bullied.
One child breaks down crying.
The other child kicks her tormenter in the shin.
Which one continues to be bullied?
Hint: it’s simpler than you think.*

The answer to this brainteaser is at the end of the article. I have read a few comments that some people were bothered by the question and the answer. I thought it was somewhat profound, myself. I wondered if the people who were bothered really got the point of the article. See what you think.

As an adult, I have known children who have suffered with this type of problem, and I have never found a satisfactory answer to give them. This article gives me some new avenues to think about.

The article also has a link to the TEDx Teen talk Natalie Hampton.


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