Girls like this have never been taught to respect the feelings of others. They behave this way because they haven’t matured enough to have developed empathy, an ability to be sensitive to the feelings of those they are hurting.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.