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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

just watch it. i, myself, have ever experienced harsh bullying or anything like that and i'd like to say i've never been a bully. yes, i'm guilty of throwing out the odd name just as i received them. and yes it hurts. this video spoke to me, inspired me, made me feel so many emotions. regardless of your opinion on bullying, society, adolescence, beauty and anything linking to the theme of this video, just watch it, appreciate it, comment on it, discuss it.
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I heard that. I've seen that. Made me cry the first time I heard it. Makes me cry every time.
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I myself have been a victim of bullying, and this video spoke to me as well.
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One of the most moving videos I have ever seen.

Wow, powerful.
Posted 8/6/13
-sigh- bullying. . .ive been a victim. And also was a bully when I was in elementary school to those kids bullying my brother because of his disability. Do I regret it of course, but it made them realize the wrong they did. I love this video. Speaks out to all those victims.
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I was bullied for years in elementary and middle school and even at times in high school. That was very well done. Everything in it is very true unfortunately. Which is why a part of me hated it for pointing out things that are still issues for me that I try and not think about. >_< . Being bullied for years can stick with a person for a long time. More than the bullies probably realize.... Ah, anyway...great video, great message. Maybe when I have money I will buy the shirt to try and spread the message even farther (Aside from just linking it to a couple people).
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This is one of the most moving videos I have ever seen. And the fact that I can relate to so much that was said made me cry. T^T
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A fantastic poem that really illustrates how it actually feels. I had hundreds of names back in school that got thrown at me daily for eleven years.

It's all good now, school is nothing anyway.
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Well what can i say the world we live in is a harsh and brutal place and some are just too weak to take it.
By no means am i saying Bullying is ok i think its stupid and the Bully is just trying to cover up his/hers own insecurity's.
I went to a public school but was driven to and collect from school from our driver in a expansive car every day some tried to Bully me for that but you can not Bully someone who doesn't allow it my sharp tongue hurt any wannabe bully way more than they ever could have dreamed of hurting me and once i grew older (and mainly bigger) that all wasn't even an option anymore.

I used to support Bully victims for a while making sure the Bullies realize the trouble they would get in wasn't worth it but i realized than that by doing so the victims only became even weaker they showed up everyday in school asking for help with something else it was than that i really understood that the victims of bullies are as much at fault as the Bullies themselves.

Truly strong people don't need to Bully to make themselves feel good about themselves so if you get Bullied stand up for yourself cause the one doing it is a looser and if you let a looser and what does it say about yourself if you let a looser push you around?

So to come bk to my initial statement stop crying about being bullied stop thinking about suicide or stuff like that and just finally start sticking up for yourself cause this world is brutal and once you are out of the nice cozy homes protected by your family no one is gonna give you anything for free.
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Doomedfox wrote:

Well what can i say the world we live in is a harsh and brutal place and some are just too weak to take it.
By no means am i saying Bullying is ok i think its stupid and the Bully is just trying to cover up his/hers own insecurity's.
I went to a public school but was driven to and collect from school from our driver in a expansive car every day some tried to Bully me for that but you can not Bully someone who doesn't allow it my sharp tongue hurt any wannabe bully way more than they ever could have dreamed of hurting me and once i grew older (and mainly bigger) that all wasn't even an option anymore.

I used to support Bully victims for a while making sure the Bullies realize the trouble they would get in wasn't worth it but i realized than that by doing so the victims only became even weaker they showed up everyday in school asking for help with something else it was than that i really understood that the victims of bullies are as much at fault as the Bullies themselves.

Truly strong people don't need to Bully to make themselves feel good about themselves so if you get Bullied stand up for yourself cause the one doing it is a looser and if you let a looser and what does it say about yourself if you let a looser push you around?

So to come bk to my initial statement stop crying about being bullied stop thinking about suicide or stuff like that and just finally start sticking up for yourself cause this world is brutal and once you are out of the nice cozy homes protected by your family no one is gonna give you anything for free.


There are so many things I disagree with here that I don't even know where to begin....
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It's a nice, heartfelt poem. I'm really sad that children and adults still go through that, someone that doesn't know them just suddenly harass them for no apparent reason. It definitely made me think of the names a few children called me in the past, but it definitely does not bother me anymore.

When I changed my mindset around middle and high school, name calling became funny to me and many of those misguided children eventually gave up. Strange enough, some even tried to talk to me after they saw their ignorant behavior wasn't bothering me, which was mind boggling. :T I had to remind myself that words are words, they cannot hurt you unless you let them and to stand up for yourself, for you were not made to be a victim in this world. My faith and that bit of motivation got me through high school and I'm happy for that.

I never thought to harm myself when name calling was bothering me years ago, because I always felt that was pointless to do so and I didn't want to scar my temple. My younger self felt that if I sucked it up, repressed the memories and never complained (I felt informing my mum or the teachers was a waste of time because no one truly solved the problem), I would be okay. It's somewhat worked, I don't think of those children anymore when it comes to the verbal/physical abuse, but I do wonder where they are now and if they stopped bullying people. I hope they did, I would not want anything bad to happen to them, just to realize what they done was wrong and never do it again.
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Yep bullying (concept) is a way of life, can't change it, can't fight it, just accept it.

As for the victims please stand up for yourselves because this is the reality that we are living in and if people sense that you are either weak or have a low self esteem then you're being an easy target. Bullying is not going to go away but you yourselves can deal with the one who is bulying you. As for the teachers, principals and school staff who tell you take the passive approach in dealing with them...Well they can go fuck themselves.
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Posted 8/6/13

Doomedfox wrote:

Well what can i say the world we live in is a harsh and brutal place and some are just too weak to take it.
By no means am i saying Bullying is ok i think its stupid and the Bully is just trying to cover up his/hers own insecurity's.
I went to a public school but was driven to and collect from school from our driver in a expansive car every day some tried to Bully me for that but you can not Bully someone who doesn't allow it my sharp tongue hurt any wannabe bully way more than they ever could have dreamed of hurting me and once i grew older (and mainly bigger) that all wasn't even an option anymore.

I used to support Bully victims for a while making sure the Bullies realize the trouble they would get in wasn't worth it but i realized than that by doing so the victims only became even weaker they showed up everyday in school asking for help with something else it was than that i really understood that the victims of bullies are as much at fault as the Bullies themselves.

Truly strong people don't need to Bully to make themselves feel good about themselves so if you get Bullied stand up for yourself cause the one doing it is a looser and if you let a looser and what does it say about yourself if you let a looser push you around?

So to come bk to my initial statement stop crying about being bullied stop thinking about suicide or stuff like that and just finally start sticking up for yourself cause this world is brutal and once you are out of the nice cozy homes protected by your family no one is gonna give you anything for free.



Its your right to disagree and honestly i didn't think many people here would understand my viewpoint anyways i suppose its tough to accept the truth if you were a victim of Bulling in the past.
Its easier to only search for fault in others but its not the best choice.
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That was a lot better than what I was expecting. I was never really bullied in school. I moved around a lot and went to 12 or 13 different schools before graduating Highschool so that may have something to do with it, as I never really got to know that many people and people never really got to know me. When I was in Highschool though, one of my friends started taking flack from others. At the time I didn't think much of it but looking back I realize just how bad of a friend I was. I never stood up for him and though I didn't notice the slight changes in him at the time I can see them clearly looking back now. I really do wish that I would have stood up for him back then.
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Thank you for posting that. It's a great poem and was very moving at times, the author should be very proud.

I guess I can luckily say I've never experienced being bullied to any significant extent, but I think the author did a masterful job of capturing certain feelings; It was very easy to picture experiencing the situations he illustrated. I personally identify the most with the depressed child, but for me most moving part was this passage:

"and they’ll never understand
that she’s raising two kids
whose definition of beauty
begins with the word mom
because they see her heart
before they see her skin
that she’s only ever always been amazing
"

Like many I'm sure, I hope this poem has a large positive effect. I realize it won't solve the problem of bullying, but if it reaches even just a small handful of people then it did it's job in my opinion. Words can be powerful indeed.
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