That only the nice
people get hurt? Is it because they know what
it's like to be put down, therefore they
don't hurt others - but somebody uses it to
their advantage because they know they won't
Or is it because life is cruel and sees them as
Either way, it's
Take one of my closest friends, for example. He is
the sweetest, most caring person you would ever
hope to meet, yet nobody in his school will talk to
him, let alone be his friend. Yes, he has a couple
of scars on his face. Yes, he likes different
things to everyone else. But that isn't an
excuse to ruthlessly bully him. I've seen
him covered in bruises and grazes many times
- and they're definately not from his family or
from accidents. He has never hurt a soul in his
life - he is always there for people when they need
someone, when they get stuck in class.. He is
always bright and cheerful, always seeing the best
in people - so why does he deserve to be hurt so
Another example is one of my cousins. She is very
close to her best friend, because her friend's
parents died in a car crash. Her own dog had died
only a few days later, but she'd poured her
heart and soul into cheering her friend up. Just
being there for her; supporting her. But people
spread nasty rumours about them, then acted on
these rumours. She used to come home crying
every day. Her best friend began to drift
away, hating her for being around her and therefore
helping the rumours. Within a few weeks, both were
alone. Do you think she deserves this?
None of these people have done anything to
deserve such treatment. The people who hurt them
must simply be jealous - jealous of their
abilities, jealous of what they have. You never
know what people have been through, why they are
the way they are. You may not even know their full
name - so why judge them? Why be so mean?
Besides. What if you were the final straw? What if
you pushed them over the edge? Can you even
begin to imagine the guilt you would feel?
Knowing every day that it was you who
caused them to take their life? Often, all they
need to push them is just a little jibe, a careless
comment. But what also happens far too often it
that they are shoved. How would you
feel if you were subject to this torment every day?
With no escape? You have no right to tell somebody
to go and die in a hole, to go and kill themselves.
Absolutely no right - so just don't do it.
It's not difficult- if you can't be
actively friendly towards someone, then just smile
and say hi if they talk to you. If you can't
even manage that, then don't say anything. A
teenager successfully committs suicide every 40
but we are
Is it really too hard
to just be ncie to people? Have you any idea how
many lifes you might be ruining by your heartless,
thoughtless bullying? Suicide is the third leading
cause of death in teenagers. One in every four of
us contemplates suicide to the point of trying it.
Don't think this has nothing to do with you -
it concerns all of
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