I don't get it. I just don't get it. Why do
people feel the need to hurt others? Are you really that
insecure? There's therapists for that.
That "funny" little joke or comment you just made
could be the one that finally pushes a person over the edge of no
return. Is that funny to you? Knowing that you were the
person that finally made them decide to kill themselves?
Is it really funny that someone cuts themselves? That they
hate themselves so much that they physically hurt themselves?
["I was 11. It was a way of expressing my own shame
of myself on my own body. I was matching the inside to the
outside. And there were sometimes where my emotions were so
built up... I didnt know what to do. And the only way I could
get instant gratification was through an imediate release on
myself." -Demi Lovato] Its funny that they have so
much pain, hurt, and anger on the inside.... right? That they
turn their mental pain into physical because they need that
That girl you just called fat, she's had an eating
disorder for they past few years.
That guy you made fun of for being a
'cutter', he's beaten everyday by his parents.
That girl you called stupid, she was born with dyslexia.
Everydays a struggle for her.
That guy you made fun of for crying today, his
brother was killed in Iran.
Remember that girl? The one you told "everybody hates
you." She killed herself yesturday. She decided
you were right.
They have an attitude problem? They were born
with a bipolar disorder. They hate themselves for
not being able to get themselves out of a 'mood'.
They hate how one simple thing can ruin their day. They
hate that depression comes with it.
The girl sitting in the corner alone, the one not talking.
She hurts everyday, physically and mentally. She
always wants to be alone. She's been beaten, bullied, and
harassed. She doesn't trust anybody. She's
scared to, afraid its going to happen again. She hates
school. It makes her depression worse.
The person you make fun of..... no not that one, not him, her.
The one you say is "horse obsessed." She
loves them, they listen to her. They stand by her side
as she falls to the ground in tears. They listen as she tells
them what she went through today. They feel her pain.
In the end they're the only ones keeping her alive.
The boy you made fun of for not getting in the car with you
after the party. The one where you were drinking.
He's in foster care, his family was killed when his
dad drove after he went to the bar.
You have no clue what anybody deals with in their
daily lifes. The struggles they may face everyday. The
medication they take. The family they deal with. The
insecurities they have. I can bet you, you wouldnt last
minutes in their shoes.
The boy you harass because he's gay. He
doesn't need it from you, he gets enough of it from his
family. He's debating killing himself.
That girl you laugh at an make fun of for having an anxiety attack
again. She hates them, she fears them. She
doesn't know what sets them off, she loses every ounce of
control. She wakes up during the night screaming because of
the vivid nightmares. She feels beaten-down, scared, and
alone. Its not her fault these happen to her, she was born
and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt
Remember that saying? Its wrong. Words
are very powerful and can impact a person's
self-perception in a major way. Words do have meanings, if
they didn't there would be no such thing as understandable
communication. Words can cut like a knife into people and
leave scars for a lifetime. Ill-spoken words are not easily
forgiven. And they are never
Think before you speak.
Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment are illegal. Bullying
is a form a child abuse. 4/10 children a year will drop out
of school because they are being bullied at school of abused at
home. 1/4 teens are bullied. As many as 160,000
students stay home on any given day because they are afraid of
being bullied. 282,000 students are physically attacked at
school each month. "School
bullying and cyberbullying are increasingly viewed as an important
contributor to youth violence, including homicide and
(Case studies of the shooting at Columbine High School and other
U.S. schools have suggested that bullying was a factor in many of
the incidents.)" Harassment
and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting
7 minutes a child is bullied- adult intervention 4%, peer
intervention 11%, and no intervention 85%.
rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have grown more than 50 percent over
the last three decades. In
2005 (the last year nationwide stats were available), 270 children
in the 10-14 age group killed themselves. *2009*]
Is it still funny?