Bullying is a serious issue among young people, and IKEA representatives took it upon themselves to learn more about the phenomenon. In a very clever study, IKEA placed two plants in a school in the United Arab Emirates and instructed students to say mean words to one plant and shower the other plant with praise for 30 days.
Both plants received the same amount of water, sunlight, and fertilizer in order to ensure the results were accurate.
When the 30 days were up, the results were clear. The bullied plant was drooping and its leaves were turning brown, and the plant that received encouragement was healthy and thriving.
The experiment reinforced in the kids the fact that hurtful words can be very damaging to all living things.
Watch the video below to get a more in-depth look at the study.
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